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  • Union Government has released Rs. 5.65 crore till November 2006
  • Rs. 1.15 crore spent on continuing education for dropouts

    CHAMARAJANAGAR: Zilla panchayat president A.S. Nataraju has said a proposal has been submitted to the Government seeking Rs. 8.21 crore for development in education under the Sarva Shikshana Abhiyan (SSA) scheme in the district for 2006-07. He was speaking after presiding over the SSA progress review meeting held here on Friday. He said the State and Union Government had released Rs. 5.65 crore till November 2006. He said Rs. 4.79 crore had been spent on schemes that aim to continue to provide education through five units in the district. Mr. Nataraj said the Government has commenced the process of making school attendance compulsory for children above 5 years. He said the Government with its slogan to provide

    "Education for all" had opened government schools in each village. He called upon teachers to commit themselves to implementing schemes framed by the Government in rural areas. He said the Government had spent Rs. 1.15 crore on continuing education for dropouts. Chief Executive Officer of the zilla panchayat Jayaram said according to the 2006-07 children census nearly 1,458 children were out of school in the district. He said 280 children were brought to school under the Chinnara Angala programme and 224 children under a special admission drive scheme. He said 28,000 children studying from first to eighth standard were identified as backward in learning. Deputy Director of Public Instruction Narasimha Murthy, taluk nodel officers of SSA and zilla panachayat Standing Committee president on Health and Education were present.

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