7 schools set for ‘kayakalp’ to ensure quality education
Divisional commissioner (Kanpur) has adopted seven government
schools, two in Kanpur Nagar and one each in Etawah, Auraiya,
Farrukhabad, Kannauj and Kanpur Dehat under the state government’s
ambitious ‘Kayakalp’ scheme to improve the basic facilities and also to
ensure the quality education and to make them as a “Model Schools” for
others to replicate.
Recently, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath invited public representatives,
officers, industry and various business houses to come forward and put in
joint efforts to improve the basic amenities of the schools to synergise the
efforts of the state government in this direction.
The schools adopted by commissioner included Composite Kanya
Vidyalaya in Purana Kanpur, Kanpur Outer’s Primary school Dhamna in Sarsaul, Kanpur Dehat’s Samviliyan Vidyalaya Siyodha in Sarvan Kheda, Etawah’s Composite Vidyalaya in Kripalpur in Basrehar, Primary school Gauri Ganga Prasad in Bhagyanagar in Auraiya, Junior High school Bahorikpur in Kamalganj and Primary school Fagua in Kannauj.
On Friday, commissioner Raj Shekhar accompanied by CDO, Nagar Ayukt, AD Basic and BSA visited one of the adopted schools, Composite Kanya Vidyalaya in Purana Kanpur.
As per the communique issued by the Commissioner’s office, this school is a combined school from class I to VIII with a capacity of 175 students. As of now around 100 students come for the schools on a regular basis and there are nine teachers (four regular and five shiksha mitras). One teacher was found to be absent today. Also, it was found that two teachers had signed the evening/closing time signature in the morning itself on which the Commissioner raised an objection and asked BSA to look into it.
The communique further stated, this school was originally established in the year 1922. “Now it is completing around 100 years. The old building (now not in use) is around 100 years old. The new structures/buildings were constructed in the 1990s. Now they also need a lot of repair and renovation.” The school has a mid-day meal (MDM) facility run through an NGO on a daily basis. The education department officer told the commissioner that there is an agreement of the government with Akshay Patra organisation in the year 2019 for supply of MDM for all children in government schools. “It’s around 50,000 students. But, for the last three years, Akshay Patra was not able to start the supply of the MDM. They need to construct a building for which KDA has given land. Commissioner asked the DM to look into it and to get the issues resolved soon,” it said further.