Chouhan announced that students who would score more than 75 per cent marks in the intermediate examination will be provided free higher education from the state government.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday made an array of announcements to boost education the state. Chouhan announced 33 per cent reservation for women in all government departments excluding forests, ANI reported. “I announce 33% reservation for our daughters in all departments, except forest department,” Chouhan was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Citing high dropout rate after 12th standard, Chouhan announced that students who would score more than 75 per cent marks in the intermediate examination (class 12) will be provided free higher education from the state government. “Many students find higher education unaffordable and are often forced to drop out after Class XII,” Chouhan said. “Students who had scored 75% in 12th, will pay their fee,” CM Chouhan was quoted as saying by CMO Madhya Pradesh. Addressing a conference, Chouhan also cited some flagship programmes from Narendra Modi government.
“Make in India, Skill India, Digital India are flagship schemes of PM. Under his leadership we are working towards the creation of New India,” CM Chouhan said. The chief minister also mentioned his government’s efforts to better the education in the state. “When I became CM, 43 Lakh children were out of schools. We started ‘School Chale Hum’ campaign, wanted to send every child to school,” MP CM said.
ANI reports that the ‘School Chale Hum’ is a campaign aimed at enhancing enrolment in government schools in MP’s Raisen district. Earlier, Chouhan also praised PM Modi’s initiative to create new India and ‘Naya MP’ for the people, ANI reports. Chauhan, addressing a gathering at ‘ Yuva Samvad,’said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has administered a new India pledge. To create new India and also to create ‘Naya Madhya Pradesh’ this is very important for the people.”