Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said tabs will be given to every school during the 2017-18 fiscal so that teachers and students keep up with the changing times. He said gas connections for schools were underlined in the budget, an official release said here. Now teachers would not be asked to do any government work, Das said while addressing a ‘Bal Samagam’ here, where he released ‘Pankh’ (a children’s magazine) and inaugurated on-line computer education in 240 schools. Efforts to fill-up teachers’ posts have been made after 14 years, he said, adding more than 18,000 teachers have been appointed and the recruitment process was on.
The government would train teachers at national and international levels to provide quality education, the release quoted Das. The Chief Minister said the biometric system would be installed in schools to ensure teachers’ presence. Das said through meets like ‘Bal Samagam’, talent was being unearthed from villages, blocks and districts and effort was on to change the face of government schools.
“Earlier girls used to drop out due to non-availability of toilets, but now all schools have toilets,” the Chief Minister said, adding the approach of guardians has also changed in rural areas. Let girls study and the government would take care of their marriage, the release said quoting the Chief Minister.
He said the government was planning to set up health camps in all government schools in April. School Education and Literacy Secretary Aradhana Patnaik, who was present on the occasion, said this was the third successful year of ‘Bal Samagam’ and the government’s aim was to unearth hidden talents of students, the release added.