Lucknow, July 8 (UNI) Children studying in council schools will no longer have to travel long distances as the Uttar Pradesh government has provided school facilities within a radius of one to three kilometers, so that no eligible child should be deprived of priority education.
Under ‘Operation Kayakalp’, which is being run to enhance the facilities at government schools, more than 1.30 lakh schools have been transformed. As a result, the number of children enrolled in these council schools has reached over 1.90 crore. The Yogi government had made extensive reforms in the primary, secondary and higher education sector. Special facilities are being provided to the children of poor families studying in the council schools. In order to ensure that every child gets benefitted, the Yogi government has given free uniforms, sweaters, schools, bags and shoe stockings to the students studying from class one to eight during its tenure. So far, a total of 1.57 crore children have benefited by the campaign.
In the last five years, there has been a lot of emphasis by the government on the transformation of the council schools. Under the Kayakalp Abhiyan, 19 basic facilities have been made available in 1.30 lakh schools. Some industrial houses adopted some of their own schools and took the initiative to transform them. As a result of this, many council schools have come into a position to compete with the convent schools.
The government has given a lot of emphasis in the field of higher education. The construction of three state universities is going on at a rapid pace in the state. These include Maa Shakambari University in Saharanpur, Maharaja Suheldev State University in Azamgarh and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh. Apart from this, 75 new government colleges are also under construction.