New Delhi: The Union Human Resource Development Ministry wants to replicate the scheme adopted by the Rajasthan government to unify small schools of the State with big schools with better infrastructure. The ministry is looking into the feasibility of the scheme and other such schemes of other State governments that could improve the education in the country. The government is also evaluating an app that keeps records of all teachers, schools and infrastructure of schools in the State.
Ministry officials are visiting different States of the country to look into the condition of the education in order to make it better. They are also taking note of the innovative schemes of State to better the education of the country. An official of the ministry informed that the scheme adopted by the Rajasthan government to merge smaller schools with bigger schools having better infrastructure and more teachers. This would help impart better education among children. It was found that several schools had just one teacher with less number of students of different classes making teaching difficult. Some of the schools have better infrastructure and merging four-five schools into one could help many more students. So the idea has been implemented.
Sources informed that the government was paying for the conveyance of students where they were in smaller schools to the new bigger schools where they have been admitted after the merger. The HRD ministry is planning to replicate this across the country. It is also planning to take the help of the app to keep all the data in it so the condition of schools, number of teachers, students and school infrastructure could be tapped.
However, some of the educationists were wary of this idea by saying that the scheme was rather harmful as integration had happened but the number of students coming to these far off schools actually declined. Due to the time and distance factors, students from small schools have stopped turning out.
The ministry is also considering some other good initiative of the State governments to replicate across the country. The app that keeps all the data is also in consideration of the ministry as it would help keep all information about the students, teachers, school, infrastructure, curriculum, etc.