After the first edition of mega placement camp failed to generate encouraging response from both students as well as employers resulting in only 15 per cent placements, the state government this time has put in extra measures in place to make the drive a success.
The workshop was held as part of the second edition of ‘Parkisha Parv 2.0’, a month-long campaign by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for stress-free examinations, which was flagged off in Gujarat on Tuesday.
The discrepancies came to light during a drive initiated by the GSHSEB to verify the documents submitted online by private schools, following the case of Delhi Public School (DPS) East, Ahmedabad, which allegedly submitted forged documents to the CBSE for getting affiliation that was revealed after the Nithyananda Ashram case.
As per department records, between 2014-15 and 2018-19, a total of 2.62 lakh students shifted from private to government schools across the state. However, the total number of students enrolled in over 33,500 government schools dropped by over 6.89 lakh during the same period.
According to a survey by the education department, the merging process will be held in a phased manner. To begin with, some 2,500-3,000 government primary schools will be merged with other government schools.
“In the light of the communication received from the state government, it transpires that the school is functioning and has managed to get affiliation without ever being issued NoC by the state government and the school has submitted a forged document,” the official added.
At least four more exotic ungulate specie of animals are said to have died ahead of its scheduled inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31. The inauguration, however, did not take place that day.
Rupani’s request to Union Minister of Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar seeking his intervention in getting the three chimpanzees, which are believed to have been illegally smuggled from abroad, follows death of several exotic animals meant for the park in transit.