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Wednesday, 24 April 2024 8.00 AM IST

Model school in every district, teacher performance evaluation and grading system will be introduced

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finance Minister KN Balagopal, during the budget presentation, emphasized the enhancement of academic standards in schools. He announced plans to upgrade one school in each district as a model school. A performance-based grading system will be implemented, with teachers receiving residential training every six months. Evaluation of DD, DEO, AEO and teachers in the Public Education Department is planned. One crore rupees has been allocated to prepare the next generation for challenges including AI technology and deep fake.

Other education-related budget allocations

- 1032.62 crores for the public education sector

- 10 crores for making schools differently-abled friendly

- 27.5 crores for projects developing skills relevant to the technological world

- 5.15 crores for ensuring education for children from marginalized sections

- 14.8 crores for projects mainstreaming children with special needs and care

- 33 crores for the modernization of schools

- 185.34 crores (Rs 15.34 crores more than the previous year) for the distribution of free uniforms to school children.

- 50 crores for institutions providing protection to intellectually challenged children

- 38.5 crores for Kite's operations

- 75.2 crores for the higher secondary education sector

- 52 crores to increase the infrastructure of government schools

- 10 crores to the CH Muhammad Koya Institute, which works for the mentally challenged

- 13 crores for the Vocational Higher Secondary sector

- 21 crores for SCERT

- A total of Rs 382.14 crores for the mid-day meal scheme.

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