While presiding over a review meeting of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) here today Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that the present State Government is committed to providing quality education to the students in all the government institutions. He said that in the first phase, classes of 11th and 12th standard in government schools would be made smart in a phased manner. These classes would be equipped with smart classroom equipment, and smart furniture for the students, and the interior of the classroom will also be improved to provide a better learning atmosphere for students of government schools.
The Chief Minister directed the Education Department to identify schools with good student strength, internet connectivity, and good buildings, to implement this facility efficiently. He said that in the subsequent phases, this facility would be extended to classes 8th to 10th and then classes 7th to 1st.
Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that the State Government is paying special attention to improving the education standards in government schools, particularly in the remote areas of the State so that students studying in these institutions are not deprived of quality education. He said the State Government has laid special emphasis on the education sector in the current budget. As part of these efforts, library rooms will be established in every Senior Secondary School and 40,000 modern desks will be provided to government schools this year. He said that more than 17,000 primary school teachers will receive tablets to adopt best educational practices in facilitating better education for students. Additionally, the government would also encourage high-achieving students in government educational institutions, he added.
Education Minister, Rohit Thakur, MLAs Harish Janartha, Devender Bhutto, Sudarshan Babloo, Chaitanya Sharma, Suresh Kumar, Hoshiyar Singh, Ashish Sharma, Principal Advisor (IT & Innovations), Gokul Butail, Managing Director Himachal Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation, Mukesh Repaswal and State Project Director of SSA, Rajesh Sharma were also present in the meeting.