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Prakash Javadekar launches Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education

The Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on May 24, 2018 launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education from pre-school to senior secondary levels.

May 25, 2018 08:01 IST
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The Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on May 24, 2018 launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education from pre-school to senior secondary levels.

Objective

The scheme will mainly focus on improving quality of education, enhancing the learning outcomes and using technology to empower children and teachers.

The scheme will be focused on digital education and it will enhance use of digital technology in education through smart classroom and digital boards.

Significance

The scheme will provide holistic education for holistic development.

It would help improve the quality of education by focusing on teachers and technology.

An annual grant of Rs 5000- 20,000 will be provided for strengthening of libraries in the schools.

About Samagra Shiksha scheme

  • It is an integrated scheme for school education from pre-school to senior secondary levels.
  • The scheme is an integration of three already existing schemes--Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE).
  • While states would have the flexibility to prioritise their interventions under the scheme, learning outcomes and steps taken for quality improvement would be the basis for allocation of grants under the scheme.
 

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