Puducherry, Nov 3 (UNI) Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry Central University J A K Tareen today stressed the need for opening more pre-primary schools throughout the country.
Inaugurating a three-day training programme in "Leadership and General management competencies" for officers of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan(KVS) here, Prof Tareen said presently only children of affluent and urban based sections of the people were having an easy access to pre-primary school education while, children from rural and backward areas found the facility inaccesable.
This has resulted in 60 per cent dropout in secondary level of education in the country, he added.
The Pondicherry university would soon start a pre-primary school with 25 children in the course of this month adding that an institute to offer diploma in pre-primary school education to get ready teachers for the schools would also be started by the university shortly.
Appealing to KVS to open such school under their control, he said none should criticise the Pondicherry university for its plan to start a pre-primary school, since it was absolutely necessary.
Nearly 40 delegats from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are taking part in the programme.
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