Centre plans schools with state-of-the-art infrastructure | India News


NEW DELHI: Education minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said the Centre is planning to set up ‘PM Shri Schools’, which will be equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and prepare students for the future.
“School education is the foundation on which India will become a knowledge-based economy. We are in the process of establishing ‘PM Shri Schools’,” said Pradhan, adding these schools will be the “laboratory of NEP 2020”. He was addressing a two-day national education ministers’ conference in Gujarat.
“We cannot deprive our new generation of 21st century knowledge and skills. I also encourage and solicit suggestions and feedback from all our states and UTs and the entire education ecosystem for creating a futuristic benchmark model in the form of PM Shri schools,” said the minister.
The minister said the 5+3+3+4 approach of NEP covering pre-school to secondary school, emphasis on Early Childhood Care and Education Programme (ECCE), teacher training and adult education, integration of skill development with school education, and prioritising learning in mother tongue are the steps to be taken to prepare global citizens of the 21st century.
“The next 25 years are crucial to establish India as a knowledge economy that is committed to global welfare. We all have to collaboratively work together, learn from each other’s experiences and successes to make learning more vibrant and take India to greater heights.


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