New five-year plan promises more schools and better facilities

NEW DELHI: Integrated science labs, smart classrooms, play-based learning, support for vocational education. These are just some of the focus areas of the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan’s five-year plan, which has been sent to states and union territories (a copy of which is with TOI).

The Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan was launched in 2018 to provide integrated and holistic school education. Instead of disparate schemes that looked at pre-school, primary, and secondary schools in silos, the Samagra Shiksha scheme treats school as a continuum – from pre-school and primary to senior secondary levels. The scheme was extended up to 2025-26 in August last year.

According to the ministry of education, the Samagra Shiksha scheme has been completely aligned with the recommendations of the National Education Policy and “many transformative recommendations of NEP 2020 have been made part of the…

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