Ladakh increases education budget to Rs 871 crores

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Ladakh’s administration has multiplyed its education budget to Rs 871 crore, an official said on Saturday.

This was revealed during the Integrated Multidisciplinary Teacher Advancement Training (IMPACT) program for teachers in Ladakh, chaired by Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur.

“A budget of Rs 871 crore has been allocated to the education sector in Ladakh during the current year, which is an increase from previous years,” said Secretary to Commissioner Ajeet Kumar Sahu.

He said there will be a rapid expansion of the education sector in Ladakh.

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Addressing the rally, the Lieutenant Governor said health, education and infrastructure are the three fundamental building blocks for any state or UT to prosper economically. He said that when it comes to education, there is a clear understanding of the future requirements and needs of pupils and parents in Ladakh and the UT administration is committed to providing it.

He said that in the past year, UT administration has taken steps to improve school infrastructure, launched a career portal and student helpline, organized teacher training, etc.

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The lieutenant governor said that teacher training is an important aspect of school education and stressed the need for teachers to be academically good with appropriate pedagogy, ability and attitude to deliver the best. education to students.

He said teachers can make fundamental changes in the education sector.

Mathur also highlighted concerns raised by parents and political leaders over declining enrollment rates, internet connectivity and educational standards in public schools, which has been one of the reasons for rural migration. -urban.

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Referring to the new education policy, Lt Governor stressed the need to provide education to children in their family, social, economic and natural environment to ensure better learning and ability to innovate.

He said the administration would do everything possible to streamline the education system in Ladakh.

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