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K'taka Govt to have education blueprint by December

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, July 7 (UNI) The Karnataka Government will have a blueprint by December this year to improve the quality of primary and secondary education, Primary Education Minister Basavaraj S Horatti informed today.

Addressing newspersons after receiving 10,000 CDs of computer- aided learning kits for Maths and Science for classes fourth to eighth from Malavalli Foundation here, he said the blueprint would deal with all issues, including number of schools to be built, shortage and recruitment of teachers and basic amenities to be provided till 2010.

Mr Horatti said the State Government also proposed to formulate a separate transfer policy for teachers. In the interest of improving the educational standard in Government Schools, the State also planned to discourage teachers from non-teaching works like census enumeration.

The Minister said the State Government had decided to involve NGOs for effective implementation of the mid-day meal scheme.

Lauding the initiative, he said the CDs in Kannada and English, worth over Rs two crore, would be used in 1,000 Mahithi Sindhu Schools.

Speaking on the occasion, Foundation Director Kumar Malavalli said the use of multimedia content would help to raise the standard of education in schools and increase the overall performance and pass percentage of students.


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