Samagra Shiksha scheme: An initiative to improve quality of school education

Date: May 25, 2018

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Rashtriya Madhyamk Shiksha Abhiyan teacher education

Human Resource Development Ministry launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for holistic development of school education.

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

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.

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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.