Haryana introduces applied skills in schools
The Haryana School Education department has introduced applied skills in government aided and recognised private schools of the state to enhance employability skills of the students.
Stating this today, a department spokesman said presently, 240 Government Senior Secondary Schools had been covered, in which two applied skills out of seven skills namely Retail, Automobile, Security, IT, Beauty and Wellness, Patient Care Assistant and Physical Education and Sports had been introduced.
He said according to recent modifications made in the scheme, all government aided and recognised private schools would be given incentives for introducing vocational education which would ensure their active and effective participation in introducing National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework (NVEQF).
He said under the scheme, grants amounting to Rs 6,500 per child had been proposed to be released to the government aided and recognised unaided private schools on successful completion of two levels of the course by the students in accordance with the norms of the scheme and laid down standards.
He said the grants would be released to the schools through the concerned National or State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary education to which the school is affiliated. The National or State Boards of Education would make efforts to encourage the schools to take up the introduction of vocational education.
He said 25 per cent of the seats for vocational courses would be filled by the government aided and private unaided schools receiving grants under the Scheme with children belonging to socio-economically weaker sections that is Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Minorities, Children with special needs or Children below poverty line, out of which 50 per cent would be girls.
He said while considering proposals for release of financial assistance preference would be given to Government aided schools particularly those located in special focus districts, Educationally Backward Blocks, left wing affected districts and those with high dropout rates at the secondary level.
(Posted on 18-05-2014)