Poll fest: Students to get access to clean toilets

DEO (City) asks schools to maintain basic facilities like clean toilets and drinking water Thanks to the upcoming election, city school students will have access to clean toilets and proper drinking water. A recent circular by the District Education Officer (Ahmedabad City) has directed more than 300 primary, secondary and higher secondary schools to ensure … More Poll fest: Students to get access to clean toilets

2.8m out-of-school kids reveal India’s challenge

Unesco Report Also Says 266M Adults Can’t Read Right from 1 million rural medical practitioners who are not graduates of accredited schools to 41% of the schools in the country not having gender-specific toilets, Unesco’s latest Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report has highlighted the major challenges India faces in achieving global education goals.The report, released … More 2.8m out-of-school kids reveal India’s challenge

Minority kids lose out on scholarships

There has been 20 pc rise in population of minority communities between 2001 and 2011 but govt uses 2001 census data to disburse scholarship to students The population of Muslims in Gujarat was 45,92,854 in 2001. It jumped to 58,46,761 by 2011.While their numbers have increased by lakhs, the government continues to use 16-year-old data … More Minority kids lose out on scholarships

Statement on Union cabinet’s decision to scrap No-Detention Policy in schools till class VIII

Shala Mitra Sangh   Statement of Shala Mitra Sangh, Gujarat on Union cabinet’s decision to scrap No-Detention Policy in schools till class VIII   The consequence of detaining a child in the same class works adversely on the child’s psyche and has an impact on his/her self-esteem. It is a very unfortunate move by the … More Statement on Union cabinet’s decision to scrap No-Detention Policy in schools till class VIII