Education needs stronger budgetary support

In new circumstances, the allocation for the National Scheme for Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education needed a boost. Instead, we saw BE of Rs. 110 crore for 2020-21 being cut to a revised estimate of just Re. 1 crore, and the BE for 2021-22 also being kept at this low amount of Re. 1 crore. These are the components of the union budget which have the most impact on poorer and more vulnerable students, and sadly these saw a significant decline.

State in favour of opening schools: Basu

Coined by Miss Banerjee herself, the Paray Shikshalay is a community-based learning system for primary students. Over 60 lakh students studying in pre-primary to class 4 of the age group 5 to 9 years will be benefited from this initiative. It will bring 50,159 primary schools and over 15,000 shishu shiksha kendras under its ambit.

Taliban schools

Education for girls and women “is a question of capacity,” Mujahid said in an interview. Girls and boys must be completely segregated in schools, he said, adding that the biggest obstacle so far has been finding or building enough dormitories, or hostels, where girls could stay while going to school.