Special drive in Tripura for universal education of children | Education | Nelive

Special drive in Tripura for universal education of children

Jan 02, 2017 16:40

The Tripura government has launched a special drive to provide education to every child, including those who are differently abled and do not attend school, an official said on Monday. “On Sunday we launched the week-long ‘Vidyalaya Chalo Abhiyan’ to bring every single child aged 6-14-years to schools,” Tripura’s elementary education department director Uttam Kumar Chakma told IANS.

He said: “The differently-abled children unable to attend schools, our volunteers would go to their homes to provide teaching. This week-long programme was launched under the centrally-sponsored Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.”

Chakma said that in a recent household survey, the education department officials found that only 586 children across Tripura were left out from receiving formal education before the beginning of this year’s academic session from Monday.

“The elementary education department has appointed 52 observers to oversee the ‘Vidyalaya Chalo Abhiyan’ and 50 volunteers to provide home-based education to the differently-abled children who are unable to come to schools,” he added.

Currently, Tripura has 3,700 schools for 569,512 students up to the 8th standard and the literacy rate stands at 96.82 per cent.

Source: The Indian Express(IANS)

Jan 02, 2017 16:40

About Author

Subscribe to NELive WhatsApp News Alert by sending ‘Start’ to 9958459882 via WhatsApp

See also

Agartala Staff Curator 0
The nationally accredited career counselling initiative...
Shillong Staff Curator 0
Meghalaya government today handed over 178 laptops to...
Shillong The Shillong Times 0
Education system in the State needs an immediate revamp to...
National Teacher Award
Guwahati Staff Curator 0
Tezpur University vice-chancellor Mihir K Chaudhuri has...
Book Fair
Roing The Arunachal Times 0
A three-day long Mini Book Fair participated by over 400...