Saturday, March 10, 2007

education sector

The finance minister's proposal for substantial hike in outlays for education deserves a thumbs-up. The 35 per cent increase in school education, 106 per cent growth in secondary education and an outlay of Rs10,300 crore for primary education augurs well with the needs in the society.the creation of one lakh yearly scholarships at the national level - Rs6000 per child each year to go towards abating the dropout rate in the Standard 9 - is "encouraging.This year's Union budget makes special provision of upgrading 1,396 ITIs across the country. the scholarship programmes for the minority students will definitely benefit, as a majority of these students require financial aid at the graduate, post-graduate levels and also for conducting research.

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