Says interventions of Education Department showing results

Interventions made by the Education Department have of late increased the student strength in government and aided schools in the State, Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb said here on Monday.

He was inaugurating the State-level Praveshanotsavam, held to welcome children starting their school life, at the Government Higher Secondary School, Meenchantha.

Giving details of the initiatives undertaken by the government to attract more students to its schools, Mr. Rabb said that textbooks had been made available even before the reopening of schools. The government had changed the earlier way of giving training to teachers during working days and instead started conducting it on weekends and public holidays. Uniforms were being given free in unaided schools as well.

If only teachers were given performance awards in the past, the best aided and government schools would also be selected for recognition from next year. The department was developing a revised curriculum for the academic year 2014-15. The reforms in the distribution of mid-day meals had been received well.

Nutrition policy

Social Welfare Minister M.K. Muneer, who presided over the function, said the nutrition policy of the State government would be announced soon.

The Praveshanotsavam began with a cultural procession from the premises of the Government Arts and Science College, Meenchantha, at 9 a.m.

The procession was flagged off by District Collector C.A. Latha. Free uniforms, Praveshanolsavam kits, free books and education grant were distributed to students.

Mayor A.K. Premajam, M.K. Raghavan, MP, district panchayat president K. Jameela, Director of Public Instruction A. Shajahan and K.P. Ramadevi, Additional District Magistrate, were present.

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