Rashtriya Madhayamik Shiksha Abhiyan Schools for better facilities
The Coordination committee of the schools upgraded under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan ( RMSA ) on 4th December, 2012 staged a protest march to the Deputy Director of Education office here raising various demands, including better basic facilities in the schools.
The committee also asked the authorities to make the RMSA schools part of the public education system. Although 13 schools were placed under RMSA scheme, majority of them lacked basic facilities like buildings and other requisite infrastructure.
Teachers, students, and parents took part in the march, which was inaugurated by Uduma MLA K. Kunhiraman.
India offered with $ 500 Million From World Bank
The World Bank has offered a $ 500 Million loan to India, in order to support the Secondary Education. The loan will be used to finance Rashtriya Madhayamik Shiksha Abhiyan ( RMSA ), a government initiative to promote secondary education in the country.
On Friday, Prabodh Saxena – the joint secretary in the finance ministry and Onno Ruhl, Country Director – World Bank had signed a loan agreement.
The finance ministry said “The main objective of the project is to help India to achieve increased and more equitable access to good quality secondary education through support of the government’s ongoing programme for secretary education.”
The project will help to achieve increased and more equitable access to good quality secondary education through support of the government’s ongoing programme as delineated in the RMSA framework.
The statement said that “The Bank’s support is being provided through a sector – wide approach, so there are no separate components, but this section describes the different types of activities which will be supported with the frame work”.
The RMSA represents a systematic shift in the way secondary education is planned, managed and financed in India and it has a vision to make secondary education available, accessible and affordable to all young persons.
Five middle schools upgraded as high schools
Five middle schools have been upgraded into high schools here. Under the financial resources of Rashtriya Madhayamik Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA), infrastructure would be established.
With the objective of upgrading the middle schools into high schools, the RMSA was working out strategies to impart quality education with tools necessary for serving the students, S. Kumaraswamy, Assistant District Project Coordinator, RMSA, Tuticorin.
In view of establishing a government high school within the radius of five kilometers and government higher secondary schools at a distance between seven and 10 km, the RMSA is keenly involved in executing the task.
Each of the schools selected for educational enhancement will be set up at a cost of 58.12 lakh.