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Samagra Shiksha Scheme for improving the quality of education

    The Samagra Shiksha Scheme was launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on May 24, 2018, in view of improving the quality of education at school level in India. It is an overarching program which will incorporate digital technology and introduce skill development in the school education system. An annual grant of five thousand to twenty thousand rupees will be provided for strengthening libraries in schools under the program. The scheme unifies the elements of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), and Teacher Education (TE) to treat school education holistically, from pre-school to Class 12 levels.
       Major initiative to improve quality of school education; Samagra Shiksha scheme launched; HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar says 20% increase in budget of the program.

      Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education.

    The scheme focuses on improving quality of education, enhancing the Learning outcomes and using technology to empower children and teachers.

    The Minister said, an annual grant of five thousand to 20 thousand rupees will be provided for strengthening libraries in schools. The scheme will be focus on digital education.

     Samagra Shiksha.... not just a new name but an entirely new thought... an overarching program for boosting quality school education with the inclusion of

  •      Digital technology
  •      introducing skill development at the school level
    Samagra Shiksha is a program that unifies learning from the pre-school to class 12 levels and encapsulates elements of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamk Shiksha Abhiyan and teacher education.

The objectives of the scheme include
  •      provision of quality education
  •      enhancing learning outcomes of students
  •      bridging social and gender gaps in school education and promoting vocationalisation of             education
  •      Strengthening teacher education institutions like SCERTs and Diets to improve quality of           teachers
  •      annual grant of Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 per school for strengthening of libraries
     The Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan aims to treat education holistically as a continuum from pre-school to class 12. It is evidence of the govt's commitment to provide quality education to equip all children with varied skills and knowledge essential for their development.
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