Of this, Rs. 715.23 lakh to carry out civil works
Krishnagiri: The State Government has allotted Rs. 35 crore to provide infrastructure in schools run by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
Of this, Rs. 715.23 lakh has been allotted to carry out various civil works in 42 primary schools and 15 upper primary schools.
According to Abhiyan officials, the Government has given sanction to upgrade 13 Education Guarantee Scheme centres to primary schools and 15 primary schools into upper primary schools in 2007-08.
An amount of Rs. 196.54 lakh has been allotted for various activities in Cluster Resource Centres in Krishnagiri district.
Acording to a a recent survey 8,342 out-of-school children were identified in Krishnagiri district. The Government has allotted Rs.184.179 lakh to mainstream the out-of-school children and potential child labourers in appropriate alternative schools and innovative education centres.
Abhiyan officials said that Rs.75.082 lakh has been allotted to provide in-service training to 5,870 primary teachers in the district. In addition, remedial teaching activity would be carried out at Rs.20.16 lakh. An estimate of Rs. 74.24 lakh has been allocated to give intervention education for the disabled children.
In addition, Rs. 87 lakh has been allotted to 1,746 schools as maintenance grant. An outlay of Rs. 50 lakh has been allotted for Girls Education, Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes education and computer-aided learning. Education Guarantee Scheme centres, bridge courses, mobile van and drop-in centres would be opened in inaccessible areas for the benefit of rural students, they added.
According to Collector Santhosh Babu the State Government has introduced Activity-Based Learning in all schools in the district to enhance the quality of primary education.
The progress of children studying in such schools is far better when compared to those studying in other schools.
Activities would ensure a maximum level of student participation in teaching and learning process.
Cards are being sent to schools to facilitate the process of implementation of this methodology. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan has decided to introduce Activity Learning Method in 10 schools (Standards VI to VIII) in Kaveripattinam block in the current year, Mr. Babu added.