“The state government has received approval to implement NCERT textbooks to our state board. It is not that the board will be replaced with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE),” stated a senior GSHSEB official.
Claiming to be the first in the country to offer such a scheme in government schools, the state education department will roll out “Gyankunj” scheme for Class VII and VIII students in 2,051 government schools across districts by July.
Gauging parents’ preference for English-medium schools and witnessing a decline in enrolment in municipal schools every year, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation school board has been aiming at opening more English-medium civic schools.
Despite the new fee Act, many private institutes across the state continue to charge exorbitantly; and parents, apprehending their children will be targeted by school authorities, are too not openly complaining about it.
A school raises salaries of teachers by 100 % but only on paper, another shows Rs 10 lakh jump in rent and some demand
a certain amount in cash — private schools in Gujarat are finding ways to circumvent the newly enacted fee regulation Act.
THE state government has initiated an inquiry into admissions under the Right to Education Act’s 25 per cent reservation in self-financed schools for economically weaker section (EWS) and disadvantaged groups. “All district and taluka primary education officers have been directed today to verify all admissions done this year under the RTE Act’s 25 per cent […]