On Wednesday, the Union Cabinet approved the revised Samagra Shiksha Scheme for another five years for school education. Dharmendra Pradhan, Educational Minister, said that the Scheme would continue from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2026. It will be called “Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.
The Samagra Scheme is an integrated Scheme for school education and will cover 1.16 million schools, 5.7 million teachers of Government and Government aided schools and 156 million students. The total finance approved the Scheme of Rs. 2,94,283,04 crore. For the safety of Students, the child tracking provision has also been included in this Scheme.
About Samagra Shiksha Scheme:
Samagra Shiksha is a Scheme that aims to cover the whole school education from pre-School to class XII. the Scheme aims to ensure that all students have access to quality education. Under this Scheme, the teachers will be adequately trained, and government schools will also have Playschools.
In Samagra Shiksha Scheme, the government has added for the first time that the state will be given aid to make the Commission for protection of child rights. This Scheme aims to create an environment in class that will enhance student abilities and encourage them to participate in learning activities.
Key Objectives of The Scheme:
Ensuring equality education at all levels of school education.
Bridging the gender and social category gaps in school education.
Ensuring quality education and enhancing the learning outcomes.
Ensuring the security and conducive learning environment for Students.
Working for promoting vocational education.
Benefits of This Scheme:
This Scheme will help improve the transition rates at different school level education land to helps children complete their school education. Under this Scheme, the school system will reap the benefits of technology and access quality education across all sections of society.