Published: 24th September 2017
Uttar Pradesh government mulls over changing syllabus of primary schools in bid to improve and educate
Students of government schools have been given uniforms to encourage and encourage confidence and the will to learn
The Uttar Pradesh government is mulling over changing the primary school syllabus and also bringing in new teachers to improve the quality of education at the elementary level. UP's Basic Education Minister Anupama Jaiswal said the Yogi Adityanath government was committed to improving the quality of education in government primary schools.
She hoped students of government schools would be on par if not advance over private school students if these changes were implemented. She added that there had been a paradigm shift in the quality of education imparted at government primary schools.
The teachers who would keep themselves from teaching activities have started taking classes. The trend of outsourcing teaching activities has been effectively curbed
Anupama Jaiswal, Minister
There has been a spurt in enrollments. More than 10 lakh children have enrolled (since the BJP government came to office). The increase in enrollments reflects that we have been able to bring children back to schools," she said.
MLA, MPs and other public representatives are adopting schools. At some places, even government officials are teaching students
Jaiswal said students of various government schools were given uniforms, which she hoped would instill confidence in them. "In some cases, parents insisted that their children study in government primary schools even if it entails sitting on the floor, which is a positive sign," she said.
The minister said there was a proposal to develop schools on the public-private partnership model. "Innovations in schools in terms of teaching and other activities are being encouraged to give an opportunity to students to showcase their talent," she said.