Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the new education policy declared by the centre will prove to be a milestone in the field of education in the country. Madhya Pradesh should take the lead in its implementation. All its provisions should be implemented promptly according to the circumstances in the state. The provision of imparting vocational education from Class VI in the state will be implemented as soon as possible so that students not only develop their academic knowledge but also develop their skills. Yoga will also be included in the school curriculum along with music, dance, philosophy and art.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was holding a meeting through video conferencing from Chirayu Hospital regarding the activities of the Education Department in the state and the actions to be taken in the state in context to the new education policy. Minister of State for School Education (Independent Charge) Inder Singh Parmar attended the meeting from Shajapur through video conferencing. Commissioner Public Instruction Jaishree Kiyawat, Commissioner Rajya Shiksha Kendra Lokesh Kumar Jatav, Deputy Secretary Anubha Shrivastava, Pramod Singh and K.K. Dwivedi were present at the meeting.
Education minister should form team
Chief Minister Chouhan said that the Education Minister should set up a team to implement the provisions of the new education policy in Madhya Pradesh with promptness, to prepare a framework for action in this regard. Vocational education and skill development have to be promoted in the state, so that the child acquires skills in his/her field of interest from the beginning and to help them get a good livelihood in future.
Inclusion of Karmayoga and moral education in curriculum
Chief Minister Chouhan said that special importance should be given to Yoga and moral education in school curriculum under the new education policy. Along with this, subjects like music, philosophy, art, dance, etc. will also be part of the syllabus.
High quality schools will be developed
Chief Minister Chouhan said that high quality schools will be developed in clusters of large number of villages in the state. Action must be ensured in this regard. Principal Secretary School Education informed that a plan is being made to develop 10,000 such schools in the state.
Private schools will not be able to delete any student’s name
Chief Minister Chouhan said that private schools will not be able to charge students other than tuition fees due to Corona crisis. He directed that the Education department should ensure that even if a parent is not able to pay the fees of the child, his/her name should not be removed from the school under any circumstances. In order to solve the problems of private schools during Corona crisis, Chief Minister Chouhan told the School Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar to resolve the matter by holding discussion with the school managements and parents.
Digital education system during Covid-19
On digital education system during Covid-19 period in the state, the Chief Minister said that students of pre-primary of the state will also be imparted digital education, which will be provided for 3 days every week and 30 minutes daily will be fixed. Apart from this, digital education will be imparted 5 days a week in Classes 1st to VIIIth and six days a week in high schools and higher secondary schools.
Prepare framework for laptop distribution
Chief Minister Chouhan instructed the Education Department to prepare a framework for distribution of laptops to students, who have performed excellent in Class XIIth in the state. Principal Secretary School Education informed that an amount of about Rs 40 crore will be spent on this work.
328 school buildings will be dedicated
Principal Secretary School Education informed that 328 school buildings have been completed in the state. In this connection, Chief Minister Chouhan directed that an outline should be made for their dedication through local public representatives, MLAs, MPs etc.
Education through TV in villages
Chief Minister Chouhan instructed that arrangements should be made to provide education and educational material through TV in villages during Corona crisis. With this, students will be able to get educational material on TV right at their homes. The Chief Minister directed that this work should be done with public support in the form of a campaign. Gram Panchayats should ensure necessary arrangements.
School Education Department’s Principal Secretary Rashmi Arun Shami informed that there is improvement in the Class Xth results this year, whereas the Class XIIth result has declined marginally due to Corona infection. She gave detailed information about the innovations carried out by the department on the theme of “Ab padhai nahi rukegi” such as radio school programmes, digital learning enhancement programmes, TV / cable transmission, workbook and textbook distribution, teacher-student dialogue, multilingual lockdown competition sharing lockdown experience, Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya.
Principal Secretary Shami gave detailed information about CM RISE Digital Teachers Training. She informed that the teachers had established door-to-door contact with the children and distributed text books and work books to upgrade their skills. State level officers directly interacted with officers, students and parents of division, district and block level through FaceBook Live.
CM RISE-Teachers Training
A total of 15 lakh courses have been completed for professional upgradation and skill development of teachers through teachers training under the CM RISE programme in which 3 lakh 50 thousand users underwent nearly 18 lakh hours of training. The CM RISE course is also being followed by Rajasthan and Haryana government. Ten thousand teachers were trained under the “Aloha Happiness” programme at Anandam Sansthan for a “happy and contented life”. In collaboration with the British Council, seven thousand English language teachers from Class VIth to XIIth class were imparted training of silent (MOOC) course.
The “MP Aspire Portal” has been prepared in collaboration with UNICEF for the career counseling of students, which gives information about more than 550 careers as well as more than 1150 examinations besides professional courses and more than 1120 scholarships. About 2 lakh students have sought information from this so far.
Umang helpline number 14425 is being implemented under the Life Skills Programme in collaboration with UNFPA. In this, psycho social counseling -19 is being provided during Covid -19 to teenagers. In this, solutions to the problems of students are provided from 8 am to 8 pm by a trained counselor.