Jharkhand working towards preventing school dropout

Jharkhand was making a determined effort to make higher studies available for its students while focussing to prevent school dropout, Chief Minister Arjun Munda said no Friday.

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010, 18:24 PM IST

Ranchi: Jharkhand was making a determined
effort to make higher studies available for its students while
focussing to prevent school dropout, Chief Minister Arjun
Munda said no Friday.

"The government`s effort is to stop meritorious
students from migrating to other states for better education
by providing opportunities," Munda said here.
Munda, who was addressing in the presence of President
Pratibha Patil at the 25th convocation ceremony of the Ranchi
University, said steps have been already initiated in setting
up higher technical institutions.

"The government is committed on quality education and
(making the state) a centre of excellence," Munda added.

He, however, said the state was yet to achieve hundred
per cent success in controlling school dropout rate.

"Though there are many factors behind that (in
controlling dropout) the government has got good results
by providing students with bicycles, healthcare facilities and
nutritious food," he said.

Referring to Article 275 of the constitution that
relates to tribal welfare, Munda said a large number of
tribals and primitive tribals were yet to get total benefit
from it vis-a-vis education.
The government would make efforts so that the
`deprived` in this category could get benefit.

PTI