KG to PG Scheme: UP government plans free education for students

Published on: Sep 5, 2018 12:47 IST
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KG to PG Scheme: UP government plans free education for students

The education system is changing in our country. The state governments across the nation have been coming up with ideas to promote the better quality of education. Recently, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma stated that the state government has come with a scheme to impart free education to students from 'KG to PG' that is kindergarten to post graduation in government institutions across the state. At the convocation ceremony of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Sharma addressed the crowd as the chief guest and said, "We are trying to start KG to PG scheme in a few cities from the next academic session."

"We have decided to reduce exam schedule for both UP board and degree colleges. The UP board exams will be held as usual in February, while we will declare the exam date for degree colleges and universities this month. Besides, we have made an academic calendar to ensure a set number of days in which studies will take place in an academic year. We have set a target of completing courses in a certain number of days. I am happy to announce that MJP Rohilkhand University has included it on a priority basis. I have asked vice-chancellor Anil Shukla to ensure that studies in affiliated colleges of the university happen in a transparent manner. We are focusing on introducing courses, like on GST, which lead to employment," stated Dinesh Sharma at the event.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik who is chancellor of state universities told the Times of India that, "Out of 1.45 lakh students who were given degrees, 59% were girls while 41% were boys. Similarly, of the total 87 students who were awarded gold medals at the convocation ceremony, 64 were girls while only 23 were boys. Looking at the trend on how girls are outperforming in the exams, boys will need reservation in the future." He advised students to keep their degrees safely. Naik while addressing media later said, "The law and order condition of UP has been improving in comparison to earlier times. If the state got 50 marks in the past, it will currently get 80 marks and should work to get 20 more marks."

V-C Anil Shukla stated, "After 43 years, the statute of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, after who the university was named, has been installed in the university." It has been stated that though a few MLAs met the governor and deputy CM twice on their arrival and departure, none of them attended the event. According to sources, they boycotted the convocation ceremony as they were unhappy with arrangements in two past events of the varsity. MLAs told TOI that they had some other engagements. Asked about MLAs boycotting the ceremony, Sharma said, "The convocation ceremony was well organised."

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