Maharashtra has reached third place in terms of quality of education since last one year after languishing at either 14th or 15th place, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
“For last few years, Maharashtra was languishing at either 14th or 15th place in terms of quality of education. But we have jumped to the third position in the past one year. In future, the state will be No. 1 in the education sector,” Fadnavis said.
He also made an important announcement of setting up a Board of Studies for ‘divyang’ (differently-abled) students in the State while addressing a gathering after presenting the Adarsh Shikshak and Savitribai Phule Adarsh Shikshika (Best Teacher awards) to 109 teachers of Maharashtra.
He said 25,000 schools have been made digital and on the lines of ‘Bharat Net’ being implemented by the Centre, the state government will also undertake ‘Maharashtra Net’.
“Under this, the health and education services will be made available to people at the village level. For instance, in Nagpur, 750 gram panchayats have been completely digitalised,” he said.
The digitalisation will ensure the gap between cities and villages decreases and by 2018, we will provide digital connectivity to all gram panchayats, he added.
“For the divyang students a Board of Studies will be constituted,” Fadnavis said, adding the focus of his government is on innovative teaching methods, Right to Education among others.
This award ceremony for teachers from Maharashtra was organised by School Education Department had organised the award ceremony where Education Minister Vinod Tawde was also present along with the chief minister.