- Name of the scheme- Samagra Shiksha
- Launched by- Union Ministry of Human Resource Development
- Related to-Education
- Type- Integrated scheme for school education
About Samagra Shiksha
- Samagra Shiksha is a name of integrated scheme for school education launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), government of India. The scheme covers from pre-school to till Class 12. Under this scheme union government extends support to states from pre-school to senior secondary levels.
- The programme will focus on quality education and enhancing learning outcomes of students, bridging social and gender gaps in the school education, and promoting vocalisation of education
- The scheme was launched by subsuming three existing schemes. They are
- Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)
- Rashtriya Madhyamik Shikskha Abhiyan (RMSA) and
- Teacher Education (TE).
- Thus three schemes which took care of the school education at primary and secondary levels — and Teacher Training will now be coalesced into one whole.
- The focuses on improving quality of education at all levels by integrating the two T’s – Teachers and Technology
Objective:The scheme was launched with an objective:
- To improve quality of education
- To promote vocational and life skill activities in schools curriculum
- To enhance learning outcomes of the children
- To bridge social and gender gaps in school education
Other important points in the scheme:
- Under this scheme, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya scheme would also be extended from class 6-8 to class 6-12 under Samagra Shiksha where girls from disadvantaged sections are provided education with hostel facility
- Every school will receive sports equipment under the SamagraShiksha, at the cost of Rs. 5000 for Primary, Rs. 10,000 for Upper Primary & up to Rs. 25,000 for SSC & HSC schools to inculcate & emphasize the relevance of sports in the school curriculum,
- The Scheme will support ‘Operation Digital Board’ in all secondary schools over a period of 5 years, so as to enhance the use of digital technology through smart classrooms, digital boards and DTH channels.
- Under this scheme 11,50,000 schools would receive sports grants
- CWSN (Children With Special Needs) girls from Class I to XII would be given a stipend of Rs. 200 per month.
- To focus on the importance of libraries, schools would be given an annual grant of Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 20,000 under the initiative.
- The Digital initiatives like ShaalaKosh, Shagun, ShaalaSaarthi will be strengthened.
- Under this scheme a competition over myGov to design an apt logo for the scheme which signifies a holistic approach for holistic development of children.
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