Patna: Expressing concern over "poor quality" of teaching in state, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said despite the state government spending 25 per cent of its budget on the sector, quality education still remained a challenge for it.
Providing quality education remained a challenge for the state government, Kumar said after inaugurating 475 educational buildings constructed under various schemes here on the fifth foundation day celebrations of Bihar State Educational Infrastructure Structure Development Nigam.
The state government was running training programme for teachers with assistance from the World Bank to this end, the chief minister said, according to an official release.
Kumar said besides working on improving quality of education, efforts were made to work on each and every aspect associated with it.
To facilitate higher education for children, plus-two schools were being constructed in panchayats, he said.
Batting for education of girls, Kumar said, their studying would have far reaching benefits for society including checking population and stopping social ills like child marriage and feticide.
He asked building construction department to pay special attention towards safeguard against earthquake as the state falls in seismic zone.
State education minister also spoke on the occasion of fifth foundation day celebration of Bihar State Educational Infrastructure Structure Development Nigam.