For the first time, the Directorate of School Education launched Vijayadasami admissions in all the government schools across the State this year.
Accordingly, enrolment camps were set up at all primary schools to invite parents to admit their children in government schools.
A senior official from the School Education Department told DT Next that 2,750 children got admitted in LKG, UKG and Class one this year. “About 300 students were also admitted at the middle school level, which is a success for the initiative”, he added.
“After its success, a series of measures are being taken to increase the admission during next Vijayadasami, he said adding that the initiatives include setting up of smart classrooms at the primary school level.” “Similarly, additional classrooms, toilets, drinking water facilities and repair works of school buildings will be taken up at Rs 54.68 crore,” he said while noting that child-centric pedagogy will be introduced to make the learning process child-friendly and joyful to enable the optimal development of the child’s personality.
Pointing out that revamping the syllabus on a par with CBSE also attracted parents to admit their children to government schools, the official said, “We have kept a target to admit at least 50,000 children in the next academic year. He said teachers will also be involved in the process by distributing pamphlets to parents, highlighting the facilities available at government schools.
Stating that all the free welfare schemes, including uniform, books, bags and shoes, will be immediately available for the children who join on Vijayadasami day, the official said that the government is also planning to give special educational kits to the students.