PATNA: State education minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary on Saturday said the government is working on different parameters to improve the quality of school education which includes the launch of the Vidya Vahini app, providing e-content of textbooks and Unnayan scheme for smart classes, and recruitment of teachers on sanctioned posts.
Choudhary was replying to a question raised by the RJD MLC Ram Chandra Purbey, who pointed out that Bihar ranks 17th in school education quality index prepared by NITI Aayog along with the World Bank and ministry of human resource development.
Choudhary was replying to a question raised by the RJD MLC Ram Chandra Purbey, who pointed out that Bihar ranks 17th in school education quality index prepared by NITI Aayog along with the World Bank and ministry of human resource development. The education minister said there are 30,020 vacant posts of teachers in secondary and higher secondary schools and 90,762 in primary and middle schools and the process for their recruitment is on. “In 5,646 secondary and higher secondary schools, Unnayan scheme has been implemented and e-content of all the books from classes I to XII was available on Bihar Text Book Publishing Corporation’s website. The department is also preparing to start three-month catch-up classes,” he said. JD(U) MLC Sanjeev Shyam Singh raised the issue of the shortage of librarians in schools. Choudhary said an assessment of the number of librarians required in educational institutes will be done. It will be followed by eligibility tests. He said of 2,789 sanctioned posts of librarians in higher secondary schools, 893 have been filled up. RJD MLC Subodh Kumar said since there is no college for women in Raghopur block, many young girls cannot pursue higher education. “The block is surrounded by water bodies and it is not easy for girls to travel to other places,” he said. Other MLCs like Ghulam Ghaus and Devesh Chandra Thakur also demanded the establishment of a woman college in Raghopur. BJP MLC Nawal Kishore Yadav said it was sad that a constituency that had two chief ministers and a deputy CM is bereft of a degree college for women. The education minister said the priority of the government is opening one college in all sub-division. Congress MLC Sameer Singh raised the issue of commercialization of Bihar Vidyapeeth campus at Sadaqat Ashram. He was asking questions in absence of another MLC Prem Chandra Mishra. State art and culture minister Alok Ranjan said the campus was not being used for commercial purposes. “Instead, Rajendra Smriti Sanghralaya, Maulana Mazharul Haque library, Rajendra Prasad Sikshan Mahavidyalaya, and Atal Incubation Centre are running from the campus,” he added.