The Rajasthan government is expanding the number of Mahatma Gandhi English medium schools in Udaipur and throughout the state. The future generation should be able to speak Hindi and English well, according to CM Ashok Gehlot. Information showed that rural regions are not seeing many people participating in this plan. According to the CM, learning English is essential since young people who study the language are more likely to get employment both in India and overseas.
Although the demand is more in the private sector but due to the apathy of the school education department, this employment-oriented scheme of the state government seems to be less popular in rural areas. In Udaipur division, more than 133 Mahatma Gandhi English Medium Schools out of 326, 20-50% seats are lying vacant.
The Education Department does not even have the data of 133 schools including 19 in Udaipur, 38 in Rajsamand, 16 in Pratapgarh, 22 in Dungarpur and 17 in Banswara and 21 in Chittorgarh. Another reason, the Education Department states that there is no data on the schools where lotteries have not been drawn. Orders have not been issued by the state government to the joint directors for its continuous monitoring. Due to not holding the lottery, the applications are less than the seats. The department does not even have the data that shows the number of seats available in the school, number of students who got admission and number of vacant seats available. As per rules, admission can be given throughout the year on vacant seats of all classes.
Less than 30 applications in 133 schools, lottery not drawn
New admissions in session 2023-2024 in Mahatma Gandhi English medium schools took place from May 4 to May 12. According to the data received from the Joint Director's Office, Udaipur, the schools where more than 30 applications were received for class 1st to 5th, have been given admission through lottery. Similarly, lotteries have been drawn in schools with 35 applications for classes 6th to 8th and 60 applications for classes 9th to 12th. Pushpendra Sharma, Joint Director of Mahatma Gandhi English Medium, says that they will now find out the facts by collecting data.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar