By Violet Pereira, Team Mangalorean
Mangalore : State Minister for Primary and High school Education Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri held a press meet at the Circuit House, Kadri hills here on June 23.
Addressing the mediapersons Kageri said that from July 5, "Shalegagi Navu Nivu" will be implemented in the state. He said in government schools, children should get valued education and we are trying through such programmes in all the government schools. We need to improve the quality of the education and also the infrastructure and see that quality education is being imparted in every school. Through Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana we have encouraged education to every child. Mid day meal will also be provided to children, which will be financed by the education board, he said.
There are 50,000 government schools in the state and we are trying to bring changes in the system so that the government school children also get quality education and more and more students will be attracted towards government schools. The alumni of respective schools, education experts and representatives of non- government organizations, District officials, Zilla Panchayath officials will also visit the schools in the district to create awareness about implementing the Right to Education act 2009.
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, will be implemented from July 5, 2012, for the benefit of the kids. Through this act we have two responsibilities to perform, the first one is to see every child admitted to the school from 6 years of age, and the second responsibility is to retain the child till 8 standard and to see that the child does not drop out from the school he said.
He further said for migrant students we have the facilities of tent schools, mobile schools and residential schools. In this regard when there is transfer the parent should decide about admitting their children to such schools he said. Recently CBSC syllabus was added forPCMB course from first PUC. In the beginning students may find it difficult but they will adjust in days to come he said. All the preparations are going on to implement the act from July 5 and he urged the media to help the public to know about it.
Padmanabh Kottari, Shrikar Prabhu, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and other BJP leaders were also present.