Bihar to upgrade 2,400 middle schools to high schools
Patna: Bihar has decided to upgrade 2,400 middle schools into high schools to provide thousands of students the opportunity to complete higher education near their homes, officials said Monday.
Sources in the Human Resource Development (HRD) department here said the state government plans to increase the number of high schools in the state this year.
At present, Bihar has 3,000 high schools compared to 80,000 primary schools and 22,000 middle schools. "The government will set up more high schools and upgrade hundreds of middle schools into high schools," an official said.
Bihar Principal Secretary (HRD) Anjani Kumar Singh has directed all district education officials to identify middle schools to upgrade them into high schools.
"Singh has asked that middle schools spread over 1.5 acres of land be identified for upgrading them into high schools," the official added said.
After having improved infrastructure for primary education, now the government`s focus will be secondary education, Singh said.
"The government is aiming to provide a high school within a distance of five kilometres in the state," he said.
In Bihar, there are 85,000 panchayats and about 5,500 panchayats don`t have a high school, forcing students to walk a distance of at least 10 km to attend high school. This has resulted in many children dropping out of school.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Trump-Sharif conversation: Team Donald denies Pakistan's claims
- Hizbul commander Musa issues threats of attacks in new video
- 'Heart of Asia' Conference begins in Amritsar; Sartaj Aziz to pay a visit on Sunday
- Panel discussion over Mamata Banerjee's false allegations on Indian Army for political gains
- Watch - Parrikar's reply to Mamata's military coup claim
- Gujarat businessman declares highest ever black money amount – Rs 13,000 crore!
- Army proves Mamata Banerjee wrong, releases letter showing West Bengal govt knew of exercise
- Rs 14,000 crore default case: Gujarat businessman detained, says money belongs to politicians, babus
- Manohar Parrikar exposes Mamata's attempt to politicise routine Army exercise in Kolkata
- Scam? 'Aam Aadmi Party using Delhi Transport Corporation to exchange Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes'