Uttarakhand Govt to provide monthly scholarship of Rs 2,500 for Class 12 toppers: Report

The department proposes to award a scholarship to the top 100 students - 70 from Uttarakhand Board of School Education (UBSE) and the rest 30 from the CBSE.

Uttarakhand Govt to provide monthly scholarship of Rs 2,500 for Class 12 toppers: Report
Anu Parthiban | Oct 13, 2021 - 2:43 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Uttarakhand education department is planning to give monthly scholarship of Rs 2,500 to Class 12 toppers for a period of five years, the Times of India reported.

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As per the report, the department proposes to award a scholarship to the top 100 students - 70 from Uttarakhand Board of School Education (UBSE) and the rest 30 from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The officials said that the scholarship will provide aid to those meritorious students who have to struggle to continue to pursue higher studies after school due to financial constraints.

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The chief minister's office (CMO) has also ordered officials to take steps to increase the enrollment of students in state schools.

The report further said that the Uttrakhand education department has decided to give opportunity to candidates who have scored less than 50% marks at the undergraduate level to apply for primary teacher posts.

Only candidates who scored 50% and above were shortlisted for the primary school teacher posts. Though a petition was filed against the rule, the Uttarakhand High Court has not passed any order on this matter.

The state government has recently decided to recruit English language and computer experts for government schools in the state to help students get better in these subjects and said that it would create over 30,000 job opportunities in the state. It is also planning to merge 1,500 schools with other schools.


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