Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday emphasised on the significant efforts undertaken to promote educational equality within the state, highlighting its pivotal role in reducing social disparities.
Replying to a question raised by Dr Akash Agarwal during the Question Hour in the Legislative Council, the CM said that there have been concerted efforts in the past seven years to improve the education system in UP. “Under the Operation Kayakalp, efforts have been made to improve the infrastructure of 1,32,000 schools in the Basic Education Council. Over 40 lakh new students have enrolled in government schools in the state,” he said.
He said, “All students are receiving bags, books, shoes, socks, and sweaters. Furthermore, there is an effort to implement the NCERT syllabus phase-wise in the UP Board. With the Basic Education Council offering the same curriculum, there’s no longer a necessity to send our children to private schools.”
Yogi said that the ‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ is conducted in April and July. “The increase of 40 lakh children in the schools of the Basic Education Department of the state shows that the efforts made by the government are yielding results and the objective of RTE is being fulfilled,” he said.
In response to another question, he said that the government provides Rs 1,200 in the bank account of each student’s guardian for bags, books, shoes, socks and sweaters.