What are the reforms made by the Uttarakhand government in the education sector?


Uttarakhand, a Himalayan state is spread across thirteen districts. Many students in this hilly region try to study even in an adverse geographical condition with no proper facilities. A survey was taken to improve the quality of education even in the far-flung areas of Uttarakhand state. Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Centre (USERC) had done a basic survey of the students from the class 6th, 9th and 11th to gauge their academic level.

Dr.OmPrakashNautiyal, a scientist at the USERC told that under the guidance of their director, Professor Durgesh Pant, a lot of initiations were taken to ensure that they contributed towards the betterment of the state’s education. He added that they had completed the baseline survey and the analysis of the survey was done by experts. He told that that survey would help to know what kind of teaching would require for the school kids and the way it could be mapped, addressed directly.

It was said that a dedicated report would be available with the state government about the academic level of understanding the students especially from government schools classes 6th, 9th and 11th from the 13 districts of the state by the USERC initiative.

Over three months, the baseline survey was conducted and over 600 students were sampled for their knowledge from every single district with the support of specially designed sample papers.

Besides that, the class 10th, 12th and college students in the state would have a chance to get a mentor through online. USERC already tied up with experts from NIT, IITfor online teaching. Other interested and eligible teaching and mentoring candidates were requested to register online.

Under the umbrella of providing technology-enabled science education, USERC were taken efforts to ensure students in Uttarakhand to get right exposure to develop themselves academically.

All the initiation towards education development is to help the students to get Uttarakhand govt job in their future. The state government would like to improve the education quality from school level itself so as to make the students future bright.

The Uttarakhand government planned to categorize private schools on the bases of infrastructure, educational facilities while regulating the school fee under a new law. Mr.ArvindPandey, the State School Education Minister announced that a will be brought in the current year for regulating fee structure at private schools.

The official informed that based on the parameters like availability of space, whether the school land is owned or on rent, on lease, playground for PET activities, furnished classrooms, interactive boards with learning equipment, separate washrooms for girls and boys, laboratories, auditorium, trained faculties, staff, counseling for students, grievance redressal for parents, the schools will be categorized.

Dehradun, a school education up with more than 75% private school have been affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE). Around 250 private schools are in the city area and above 4000 schools are located on the hillside.

There are many educational reforms have been made by the State Government of Uttarakhand in order to facilitate with Government jobs in Uttarakhand to almost all the eligible candidates.

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