Dharmendra Pradhan says Centre is ready to work for state educational institutions to take the Odia students to a higher intellectual level.

Key Points

  • The Centre will spend Rs 3lakh crore to enhance quality education
  • About 15,000 PM Sri Schools will come up across the country. Odisha will get 500 to 600 such schools.
  • The pilot program of the Integrated Education Program will start this year.
  • IITs should provide Teachers Education courses also
  • Odisha gets its 66th Central School, 4 more will come soon.

Bhubaneswar: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, at Central School Opening Ceremony in Bhubaneswar on 11 June, called for combined efforts by the Centre and the state through their institutions to take the Odia students to a higher intellectual level. The private universities should also contribute, he said.

He said the government of India is spending Rs 3 lakh crore in four years under Samagra Sikhya Yojana to enhance the quality of education in the country. “Odisha will get benefit from it. More Schools under Central, Navodaya, and Ekalavya schemes will open.”The Central School, the Education Minister inaugurated  Saturday, was the 66th in Odisha. Five more Central Schools will come up in Odisha soon, he said.

About 15000 schools across the country will be developed into ‘PM Sri’ schools, Mr. Pradhan added. Odisha will get 500/600 such schools- one or two in each block.

Teachers’ education is an essential part of the NEP-2020, highlighting the point Mr. Pradhan said that the pilot program of the Integrated Teachers’ Education Program (ITEP) under NEP-2020 is starting this year, and he suggested the IITs should incorporate such courses.


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