While holding gatherings in different villages and constituencies of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar discussed and talked about several educational reforms that will take place in the upcoming academic year.
Through these reforms, the government of Haryana aims at improving the quality of education and literacy of the state.
Upgradation of secondary schools in villages of Haryana
Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana announced that all secondary schools in villages will be upgraded in the upcoming academic year 2023-24. However, only those secondary schools will be upgraded that have a minimum of 100 students in classes 9 and 10.
Secondary schools in villages of Haryana that meet this criterion will be upgraded to class 12. Thus, students can choose to stay in the same school to complete their higher secondary education.
The purpose of this upgradation is to provide basic education to the students of villages of Haryana. It is to ensure that the students are not obliged to travel to a city or town to gain basic secondary education.
Students and travel distance
The Chief Minister of India also drew attention to the importance of minimum travel distance between schools and houses of students. In a gathering organized at the Bani village of Haryana, the minister talked about how it is crucial to reduce the travel distance between schools and students.
Reduced travel distance would mean more commute options for students. If the school is nearby students can even walk to their school daily. This can encourage more and more children to attend school and receive basic education.
To reduce travel distance, the minister suggested that senior secondary schools should be established in villages within a radius of five kilometers. With this implementation, the literacy rate of Haryana can increase dramatically.
Hostel for girls in villages
In addition to the reduction of travel distance, the minister also inaugurated a total of seven projects in the Bani village. The combined cost of these seven projects is around 106.70 crore.
One of these seven projects is to build a girls’ hostel. This girls’ hostel will be associated with the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya. The secondary school for girls is situated in Fatehpur Niamatkhan village in Haryana.
Issues of the Chadhary Devi Lal University
In another such gathering held at the Sant Nagar village of the Rania constituency in Haryana, the Chief Minister also discussed the issues of delayed results of the Chaudhary Devi Lal University.
Students and workers of the university have alleged that there have been delays and irregularities in results and recruitment at the Chaudhary Devi Lal University.
Addressing this issue the Chief Minister said that a committee will be formed to investigate the issues of the university. The committee will also include another university’s vice-chancellor to maintain fairness in the investigation.
During their investigation, the committee can conduct inquiries in the university to reach the roots of the problem. The Chief Minister assured the students and professors of the university that the issues of the university will be solved soon. He also said that those who are responsible will be given punishments accordingly.