Govt schools not providing quality education: Sule
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11:13
  
Mumbai: NCP MP and the daughter of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule, has conceded that government schools in Maharashtra are not providing "quality education".

"Quality education in schools is the need of the hour. Education in the state is going through a difficult phase, especially in Zilla Parishad schools," the Baramati MP said.

NCP is a partner in the ruling coalition in the state; however the school education portfolio is held by Congress's Rajendra Darda.

Talking to reporters here yesterday about her recent visit to tribal-dominated Melghat area, infamous for the malnutrition deaths, Sule said the situation was worse there.

"I don't think the students go to the schools there (Melghat). One sees complete black-out in the classrooms," she said, adding that standard of education provided in those schools was below par.

She had written to the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in this regard, she said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11:13


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