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Yogi Adityanath’s education overhaul: Curtail schools fees, biometric attendance, know UP government’s plans

Here are these 10 measures to be taken by the UP government in the field of education

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 7, 2017 1:18:15 pm
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To control excessive fees levied on students in private schools, the Uttar Pradesh government is planning to opt the ordinance route. Also to control absentees, Yogi Adityanath-led government will introduce biometric attendance for teachers.

Here are some measures to be taken by the UP government in the field of education:

— The government plans to make 80 per cent attendance compulsory for students in classes 9 to 12 mandatory.

— The classes has to be held for at least 220 days instead of 120 days. Syllabus in schools should get completed within 200 days of the beginning of the session.

— School examinations have to be held over a span of 15 days and the results declared in the next 15 days.

— Biometric attendance would also be made mandatory for teachers.

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— The government will ensure students learn at least one foreign language in classes 11 and 12 so that they do not need to spend three months in a foreign country before starting research work at a university there.

— Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed education department officials to ensure that yoga education programme is made compulsory for students of state government schools.

— Girl students will receive mandatory self-defence training. Also, they’ll be provided free education.

— To curb the activities of “cheating mafia”, the chief minister directed officials to blacklist centres where mass copying takes place and get FIRs registered.

— FIRs would also be registered against government teachers who are found running private coaching institutions.

— Old courses like radio mechanic being taught at ITIs will be scrapped. New courses as per the requirement of modern times will be started.

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