Jharkhand: Over 10,000 students to get admission in 80 govt-run schools of excellence
On May 2, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren had inaugurated 80 government Schools of Excellence, as part of an academic reform to provide quality English-medium education on a par with private schools.
The state government has recently announced that out of more than 41,000 applicants, approximately 10,590 have been successfully selected for admission to 80 government-run Schools of Excellence in Jharkhand. These schools were established to provide high-quality English-medium education comparable to private schools. The Chief Minister’s Secretariat stated that out of the available 11,936 seats, 7,499 students have secured admissions in classes one, six, and nine. The number of applications received was significantly higher than the total number of seats, with a 345% increase. These 80 schools are part of the government’s larger initiative to provide quality education to 1.5 million children in government schools, which includes plans to establish 325 block-level schools and 4,091 model schools at the gram panchayat level in the second phase. Additionally, online training for the principals of these schools has been conducted by the National Center for School Leadership. The students attending these Schools of Excellence will receive vocational training in eleven different trades, such as agriculture, IT, apparel and make-up, media and entertainment, automotive, tourism and hospitality, beauty and wellness, multi-skilling, electronics and hardware, retail, and healthcare.