New Delhi/Chandigarh: State Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema who is the Chairman of CABE (Central Advisory Board of Education) sub-committee formed for the purpose of improving the lot of government schools in country, on Wednesday submitted the report of the sub-committee to the Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar. Dr Cheema handed over the 189-page report to the Union Minister at his residence in the presence of Joint Secretary HRD cum member secretary of the committee Maneesh Garg and a committee member cum Vice Chancellor NUEPA Prof J B G Tilak.
In a statement after submission of the report, Dr Cheema said that significant aspects of the recommendations made in the report were also considered in the meeting with the Union Minister. He also said that the recommendations of the report would be debated upon in the annual meeting of CABE to be held on October 25 in which all the School Education and Higher Education ministers of all the states would also take part.
Divulging about the prominent recommendations made in the report, Dr Cheema said that the committee has recommended pre-primary classes in the primary schools to improve the level of students belonging to government schools. Besides this, the committee also recommended the reviewing of No Detention till Class VIII apart from commencing Classes V and VIII exams independently as was the case earlier.
Dr Cheema further detailed that while preparing the report, the expenditure by various countries on ‘Education’ was also compared after which it was recommended that a minimum of 6 per cent of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) should be spent on education. The committee has also recommended spending more on the elementary/primary education besides having head for every school (Head Teacher/Headmaster/Principal) compulsorily.
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