Emphasising the importance of school education for children, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has directed officials to ensure that no child is left from attending schools.
Stating that education gives the right direction to society and lays the foundation of a developed and empowered country, the chief minister, while addressing a meeting, said, “Make the School Chalo Abhiyan effective. Children from each and every family must go to school on a regular basis,” he said.
The chief minister also urged the parents to make sure they send their children to school in uniform only.
The Yogi-led UP government targets to connect two crore children aged 6-14 years with the School Chalo campaign in the academic year 2022-23. Currently, 1.88 crore children are enrolled and studying in 1.3 lakh schools in 75 districts of the state.
Under the School Chalo Abhiyan, the teachers are conducting household surveys across the state to increase enrollment. Along with that, enrollment of child labourers is being done under the campaign.
It may be mentioned here that as per a comparative study of the Basic Education department, in the year 2016-17, about 1.52 crore students were enrolled in the primary and secondary schools. After Yogi Adityanath took charge in Uttar Pradesh, the number of students going to school has increased to 1.88 crore.