Set up ‘CM Model Composite schools’ in 57 districts of UP : Yogi

Lucknow, Sep 29 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that Atal Residential Schools has become operational in 18 divisions of the state and now its time to move forward in the direction of setting up of well-equipped schools in every district from pre-primary to class 12th.

He said, “Apart from the districts covered by Atal Residential Schools, preparations should be made to set up one ‘Chief Minister Model Composite School’ in each of the remaining 57 districts.”

During a high-level meeting, Yogi reviewed the development plan of Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India (PM SHRI) scheme with the officials and gave necessary guidelines in this regard.

He said that the CM Model Composite School should be built on a campus of 5 to 10 acres of land. “For this, the marking of land in the concerned districts should be completed as soon as possible.

Initially there should be a minimum of 3 sections for each class. There should be residential facilities for the Principal, teacher cadre and other staff in the school premises,” he said.

The CM said that world class infrastructure facilities should be provided in the school. “There should be smart classes for every classroom. There should be a robotics and machine learning center.”

Yogi said, “The school should also be equipped with composite science and mathematics laboratory for classes 1 to 8, modular laboratory for chemistry, physics for classes 9 to 12, computer lab and language lab, separate libraries for classes 1 to 8 and classes 9 to 12, huge multiple activity hall with playground and open gym, solar panels and rain water harvesting unit, water plant, mid-day meal kitchen and dining hall, washing area, integrated arrangement of multiple handwashing units, modern fire extinguishing equipment and online CCTV cameras.”

Yogi said that the PM SHRI scheme had been announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the aim of bringing about comprehensive improvement in basic education. “Under the scheme, 1,725 government schools of the state have been selected with the cooperation of the central government.

In the first phase, all the necessary construction work of 272 primary council schools, 570 composite council schools and 82 secondary schools selected for development should be completed by next December as per the guidelines of the central government,” he said.

The CM said that under PM SHRI, an ultra modern technical and digital education system is to be developed in these schools in a phased manner in accordance with the principles of the National Education Policy.

“Smart classes, ICT lab, language lab, science laboratory, Atal Tinkering Lab will be set up in these schools, and they will also be developed as green schools through installation of solar panels, LED lighting, energy efficient resources, nutrition garden, waste management, water conservation etc. Skill hub center will be developed. This will be of great help in providing good facilities to the children of the state,” he said.

Yogi said that 75 schools should be selected from 24,000 composite schools (Pre Primary to Class 8) running in the state and upgraded as CM Abhyudaya Composite Schools in a phased manner. “These Abhyudaya Vidyalayas should have Abhyudaya Block with 5 classrooms, mid-day meal shed, Bal Vatika, Nutrition Vatika, deployment of security personnel, child-friendly furniture, modular desk bench, Wi-Fi and CCTV facilities.”

He said, “Credential-based deployment of excellent teachers from among the already working teachers should be done for these schools. Computer based tests should be conducted for selection. Here, opportunities for skill and entrepreneurship development among children should be available through learning by doing models.”

The CM said that the assistance received from CSR or public representatives has proved useful in providing infrastructure facilities in the council schools of the state, though special efforts are still necessary for many schools. “A total of 250 such best council composite schools should be upgraded at the government level, equipped with facilities like language lab, smart class, security personnel, modular science lab, robotics and machine learning lab etc. Its implementation and monitoring should be done under the chairmanship of the District Magistrate,” he said.

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