Ensuring quality education for underprivileged students, Yogi Government is planning to introduce free education scheme in government schools across the state.
"We are trying to start KG to PG scheme in a few cities from the next academic session,” said Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma on the sidelines of the convocation ceremony held at Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University.
"We have decided to reduce exam schedule for both UP board and degree colleges. The UP board exams will be held as usual in February, while we will declare the exam date for degree colleges and universities this month," he further added.
After introducing modern education in madrassas, the Yogi Adityanath government has mooted a new dress code for their students to end their "demarcation" from other school pupils, evoking mixed reactions from community leaders.
The state government is yet to disclose the new dress code for madrassa students, but said it might also fund it.
"The aim of the UP government is to bring madrassas at par with other educational institutions in every sense. Till now, students in madrassas have been wearing 'kurta-payjamas' but now this dress code will make it more formal... We might also try to meet the expenses," informed State Minister for Muslim Waqf and Haj Mohsin Raza earlier.
The state government has already gone ahead with its plans to introduce NCERT books in the madrassas of Uttar Pradesh in a bid to bring their students at par with their counterparts in other schools and to modernise education in madrassas affiliated to the State Madrassa Board.
'KG to PG'(kindergarten to post graduation) scheme will be introduced in government institutions across Uttar Pradesh from next academic year.
The state government had also passed a bill in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly to check arbitrary hike in fees by private schools.
The UP board exams will be held as usual in February.
UP government is mulling to impart free education for students.
The government is focusing on introducing courses, like on GST, which lead to employment.
This is the not the first time when a state minister has spoken about providing free education.
Uttar Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (UPBSE) has sent a proposal to the government to widen existing yoga syllabus.
We have made an academic calendar to ensure a set number of days in which studies will take place in an academic year. We have set a target of completing courses in a certain number of days, pointed out Sharma.
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