Maharashtra government schools to turn into "model schools": Varsha Gaikwad

Maharashtra education minister Varsha Gaikwad announced that the state cabinet has approved their proposal to build model schools.

Maharashtra government schools to turn into "model schools": Varsha Gaikwad Varsha Gaikwad (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Sep 2, 2021 - 2:44 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Maharashtra state cabinet has approved the education department’s proposal to turn Maharashtra government schools into model schools, education minister Varsha Gaikwad announced today on social media.

The Congress-led minister also said that in the first phase, the department will transform the physical and teaching infrastructure of 488 Zilla Parishad schools to that equivalent to international standards.

“The state cabinet today approved my department's proposal for turning our government schools into Centres of Excellence. Elated!! We want to build model schools; we want to promote a culture of excellence that permeates every classroom. AjitPawarSpeaks bb_thorat #modelschools” Varsha Gaikwad said in a social media post.

“We're a young nation.The education,well-being and creative abilities of our students will determine the strength of India. Happy to announce that the MVA government has taken a major step towards transforming our schools into effective learning communities. CMOMaharashtra #schools,” Varsha Gaikwad said.

Gaikwad also added: “In the first phase,we've identified 488 ZP schools across the state whose physical & teaching infrastructure will be revamped to meet international standards.The government has set aside a budget of Rs 494 crore for project,with Rs 100 crore earmarked in 2021-22 alone. @scertmaha.”

Earlier in August, Gaikwad informed on social media that the Maharashtra government has launched Rajarshi Shahu School Education Transformation Mission to transform government schools into “model schools”.

Under the scheme, 5000 government schools will be transformed into model schools by the year 2024. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

In the first phase of the implementation of the scheme, 471 government schools will be converted into “model schools”, Varsha Gaikwad had further said. The education ministry had also launched a portal for channelising CSR funds and said that it will form a School Education Transformation Fund (SPV) for building these model schools.

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