Bengaluru, March 29: District in-charge minister of Ramanagara & Higher Education Minister Dr. C N Aswath Narayan on Tuesday symbolically distributed 1,150 tabs to students belonging to 10 select government schools of Ramanagara under the auspices of ‘Yuva-Unstoppable’.
Participating in a programme here at the Vikasa Soudha in the presence of top officials of various companies, the minister said Karnataka will become the educational hub of India within the next 10 years.
He said the government intends to start cluster schools in every taluk from the coming academic year of 2022-23 and strengthen education in government schools thereby enhancing the quality of teaching for children living in the surrounding villages.
He said the government intends to pick up children from surrounding villages to attend school and also drop them off back home in vehicles. The district in-charge minister said the government is spending Rs 40,000 crore on upgrading primary and secondary education but regretted that education had not reached expected levels.
Dr. Narayan said the difference in the quality of education imparted between private and government schools was just 5 percent while noting that 70 percent of the top jobs were garnered by those students who had passed out from government schools. He said government schools are being digitalised, decentralised, and made independent entities with a sense of responsibility.
‘Yuva- Unstoppable’ has so far helped to upgrade/refurbish 3,000 government schools across 18 states. Among these 500 schools belong to Karnataka. It has provided facilities such as drinking water, toilet, bathroom, smart classrooms, scholarships, training of teachers, etc. The platform aims to revive 10,000 government schools across the nation.