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Punjab on path of RSMA implementation

The Punjab Government is setting up a secondary school within five km radius of every locality as part of its efforts to implement Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RSMA), Upinderjit Kaur said here today.



Chandigarh: The Punjab Government is setting
up a secondary school within five km radius of every locality
as part of its efforts to implement Rashtriya Madhyamik
Shiksha Abhiyan (RSMA), state Education minister Upinderjit
Kaur said here today.

Besides, the Education department has also upgraded 70
middle schools to secondary schools in areas where educational
facilities are lacking with a view to making quality education
available, accessible and affordable to all young persons in
the age group of 14-18 years under the scheme, she said.

"This project is for the bright future and careers of the
children visualising attainment of 75 per cent Gross
Enrollment Ratio (GER) by 2011-12 and 100 per cent GER by
2016-17 ensuring universal access of the secondary education
by 2017 and universal retention by 2020," she said.

For RMSA implementation, the state government would spend
Rs 62.88 crore to provide inputs in terms of additional
classrooms, teachers and other facilities in the upgraded
schools to meet the challenges, the minister said.

PTI

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