Punjab Govt allows Rs 23.73 cr for setting up 21 model schools
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 20, 2009, 18:20
Chandigarh: With a view to impart quality education to students, the Punjab government has sanctioned Rs 23.73 crore for setting up 21 model schools in the state.

The schools will be set up on the pattern of Kendriya Vidyalayas in 21 educationally-backward blocks spread across seven districts of Bathinda, Ferozepur, Muktsar, Tarn Taran, Sangrur, Patiala and Mansa, an official release said.

The state Education Department has declared the current academic year 2009-10 as a "qualitative year" to bring out revolutionary educational reforms and the initiatives are part of efforts towards this end.

The institutions would have infrastructure and other facilities of the standards of Kendriya Vidyalayas. "The pupil-teacher ratio and curriculum would also match the standards of the Central Schools," the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Central government has approved the state's proposal for setting up 21 girls hostels in these blocks. "The Centre will give Rs 21 lakh to set up each hostel and will share the costs with the state government in the ratio of 90:10," it said.


First Published: Sunday, December 20, 2009, 18:20

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