Provide admission to 20% students from BPL families: Peerzada to pvt schools
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Dec 26: Minister for education and public enterprises Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed on Saturday directed the leading private educational institutions in the state to provide admission to 20 per cent students from BPL families.
Highlighting the role of private educational institutions in imparting quality education to the students, he said their contribution in education sector will supplement government initiatives in this regard.
"I ask all the leading private educational institutions to provide admission to 20 percent students from BPL families. It was the endeavour of the government to improve educational standards to enable students of the state, especially from downtrodden sections of the society, to compete successfully and cut back the dropout rate in the rural areas," he said at a function organised to distribute scholarships to the students of weaker sections here.
He said the Centre and state governments have initiated various schemes for universilisation which include Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). These schemes have yielded good results with considerable increase in enrollment and reduction in drop out at primary and upper primary levels, he added.
Referring to the initiatives underway for promoting girl education, he said that 79 schools for girls have been opened where students are provided quality education along with boarding and lodging facilities.
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