The Nagpur Municipal Corporation, which is known for implementing various innovative projects like 'school bag free education, free school uniforms and accessories, play and learn and even free mid-day meal for its over 53,000 school students, has now come up with another innovative school for failures' project from this academic session. The NMC, thus has become the first civic body in state to take care of the students who have poor learning abilities. The project has been approved by education committee recently and as per plans the students failing in examinations of any standard will be given a golden chance to clear the examination once again so that they don't miss the academic year, informed additional municipal commissioner Atul Patne.
Speaking to TOI Patne said, 'The students failing or students securing below 45% marks in final examination (students securing 45% or below will be henceforth considered poor in learning) will be given one month additional coaching and computer training to improve their learning abilities. Initially the project will be launched in 10 schools from current academic session. The project will take off after the final results.' The trained and experienced teachers of these firms along with our teachers will provide training to 'failure students' with help of computers, audio-visual media and the digital libraries which will be set up in each school. 'The two companies will install over 1,500 computers in 220 schools which can also be used for providing computer education to drop-outs and even illiterate students. We are also inviting NGOs to come up with plans to educate street children, rag pickers and underprivileged students and use our computer infrastructure to build 'educated society','said Patne.