Madhya Pradesh CM announces funds for poor students in higher education

The CM announced that 17,000 students will be given laptops by the government on securing above 85 percent marks.

Updated: Jun 19, 2016, 16:33 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh CM announces funds for poor students in higher education

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced special funds for the underprivileged students in higher education.

Launching his government's “School Chale hum Abhiyan” at Silwani in Raisen, the CM announced that 17,000 students will be given laptops by the government on securing above 85 per cent marks.

He also added that students who could not avail the same last year will be given the laptops this year.

Cycles will also be given to students who have to travel long distances for study. Also, money will be provided for their uniforms.

To make the enrolment process in the government schools easier, a four-phase programme has been launched.

Chouhan said that this year's results suggest that the quality of education in the state has risen.

Pass percentage in government schools this year was 57 percent, while that in private schools was 49 percent.

He also assured free education to orphan students who wish to study.