Four Kasturba Vidyalaya Plus Two of Bhagalpur will be upgraded, and smart class and vocational courses also
To provide quality education to the daughters of the underprivileged community, there are 25 Kasturba schools in the district. Now all the Kasturba schools in the district will be upgraded to Plus Two. Already 21 schools in the district have been upgraded to plus two. The remaining four schools have also got the green signal to upgrade them to plus two. Now the girl students of Kasturba Vidyalaya operating in Kharik, Nathnagar, Rangara Chowk and Ismailpur blocks will also be able to study till Inter without any problems.
Initiatives are taken to prevent dropout
In Kasturba Vidyalaya, girls from underprivileged communities were given an education from classes six to eight. After completing class VIII, they are enrolled in other schools in class IX. Many times, after the eighth standard, the girl students are not able to continue their further studies. This time too, after passing class VIII from Kasturba Vidyalaya, a campaign was launched by the Education Department to enroll 100% girl students in class IX.
Kasturba Vidyalaya at a Glance - Highlights
Number of Kasturba Schools in District: 25
Total No. of Girls Enrolled: 2463
SC Girls: 815
ST Girls: 204
Backward Caste Girls: 1268
Girls from Economically Weaker Section: 107
Minority girl students: 69
Ravi Kumar, who oversees the Kasturba division of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, said that after upgrading all Kasturba schools to plus two, girls would be able to comfortably continue their studies up to Inter. Girl students studying in Kasturba Vidyalaya get all facilities including a hostel, so the dropout rate of girl students from disadvantaged communities will come down significantly. At the same time, the girl students of Kasturba Vidyalaya will now get the facility of smart classes and vocational courses.