‘Back to School’ campaign for dropouts in JK’s Udhampur

‘Back to School’ campaign for dropouts in JK’s Udhampur

The administration in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur districtTuesday began the 'Back to School' campaign to undertake a survey of schooldropouts under 14 years of age, officials said.

The campaign aims to ensure that no child remains out of theschool, they said.

The survey to assess the exact number of children, who areout of school, will be completed by July 25, the officials said.

The children will be identified through zonal educationoffices by involving village panchs and sarpanchs and the civil societymembers, they said.

The district administration has decided to provide monthlyallowance and free books to this "target group" and introduce specialbridge courses being offered at different levels of education, the officialssaid.

The state education department has set up a 24×7 helpline(01992 272727/272728) in this regard, they said.

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