Registration of the private schools will now be mandatory as government is planning to bring such school under the lens in order to keep and an eye on the teaching methods which are being practiced in these schools to impart education to the children. This decision was taken in a meeting which was chaired by state women and child development minister Anita Bhadel. Officials from other departments, which are accountable for the childhood learning in anganwadi centers and private schools, were also present in the meeting.
“Currently, play schools are running across the state in abundance and there is no provision to control, regulate and register these for quality education and early childhood care education (ECCE). Hence, a committee under the chairmanship of ICDS director is being directed to draft regulations and guideline for education in private play schools after examining the same in other states. The committee will give its report along with recommendations in one month,” said Bhadel in the meeting.
The main aim of the decision is to keep an eye on the teaching methods of the private schools and to set standard parameters to impart education to the children.
The minister also told that department has decided to run a campaign 'Anganwadi Chalo' in order to attract toddlers and their parents to government run centers.
“There is a good response to anganwadi centres and enrolment of children has increased in a good ratio. To add more students, the campaign has been launched. Under it, the department will run awareness campaign and publicise functioning of the centre through audio, video messages at public spots. In the meeting it was also decided to renovate old and dilapidated centres by taking support from Panchayati Raj department,” the minister asserted.