To provide education to all, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated a number of new Higher Secondary Schools in as many as 3,304 panchayats in the state. Out of the 8.386 panchayats in the state 5,082 have higher secondary schools and the remaining 3,304 have now been covered.
The Chief Minister stated that studies for class 9 students will begin in the schools in the 2020-21 academic year. The government had earlier announced that the Higher Secondary Schools will be opened in all the panchayats of the state by April.
The spread of education among the girls will result in a drop in the fertility rate in the state is the focus of the state govt.
The Chief Minister while referring to a study conducted stated that the fertility rate in the state has been found to be on par with the national average or even lower among women who have studied until class 12.
The state government has recruited around 3.5 lakh teachers and decided to provide them with several benefits as well.
The Bihar state government announced a range of benefits for the 3.5 lakh contractual teachers appointed by the Panchayati Raj institutions and urban local bodies. The chief minister stated that the government has decided to implement a 15 percent salary hike for the teachers from April 1, 2021.