The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the ‘SamagraShiksha’ – an integrated Scheme for school education extending support to States from pre-school to senior secondary levels for the first time in New Delhi today. The Scheme is a paradigm shift in the conceptual design of school education by treating ‘school’ holistically as a continuum from pre-school, primary, upper primary, secondary and senior secondary levels.
About the Scheme:
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 scheme will focus on digital 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.