100 per cent literacy under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in Pulwama by 2010

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Srinagar, Jan 31 (UNI) Under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), 120 schools were opened and more than 92 schools upgraded in the Pulwama district of South Kashmir to achieve a target of total literacy.

To bridge social, regional and gender gaps by providing useful and relevant elementary education to all the children in the age group of six to 14 years, the Pulwama district is heading fast towards complete achievement of target by the end of the year 2010, official spokesman said.

He said these assertions are based on the various feed back reports gathered by the field teams of Directorate of Field Publicity who visited length and breadth of the district.

These reports are very encouraging, authentic and balanced, he said, adding that under Education for life, all children to complete 0-05 years of primary schooling by 2007, have either been achieved fully or are nearing the set targets.

The spokesman said in the entire district, 3078 children in the age group of 06-14 years are presently out of school and efforts are on to mainstream this chunk of out of school children in the bridge course level-II which is to be initiated in the state very soon, thus the district shall be able to achieve the goal of 100 per cent literacy in this specific age group.

So far as the elementary stage is concerned the bridging of gender and social category gaps in the age group of 11-14 years, there are stout hopes that 100 per cent target may be achieved by the end of targeted year 2010.

The spokesman said all the schools under SSA have been provided new buildings, drinking water, toilet facilities and renovation of existing buildings have also been taken into hand.

He said 120 schools have been opened in the district and more than 92 schools have been upgraded from Primary Schools to Upper Primary Schools and 120 EGS Centers have also been established so far.

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