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NCERT aims to improve Government Schools’ image

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The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is working towards improving the perception parents are having about government schools.

The perception is forcing the parents to turn towards the private schools for the admission of their children that has resulted into lesser enrolments in government schools.

The Human Resource Development Ministry was questioned by a parliamentary panel, regarding the declining admissions in the government primary schools. Student enrolments in government primary schools declined by 15% between 2010-2011 to 2014-15 whereas the enrolments in private schools increased by 33 per cent during the same period.

In the reply, the ministry stated that there has been rise in the private school admissions as parents want their children to be in the better educational environment.

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The NCERT is initiating innovative steps of teaching and learning techniques in classrooms. It is also introducing parent-teacher interactions and starting pre- schools classes.

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