In a major development, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has dedicated 90 schools as Centres of Excellence and has laid the foundation stone for 54 school buildings.
The CM added that out of the 90 Centres of Excellence, four buildings have been constructed at a cost of Rs 5 Crore with funding from KIIFB while 20 buildings were built at a cost of Rs 3 Crore, 62 buildings have been built using the plan funds and four buildings will be constructed at a cost of Rs 3 Crore each with KIIFB funding n 20 buildings will be boots at the cost of Rs 40 Crore from the plan fund.
The newly inaugurated schools include two each in Pathanamthitta and Kasargod districts followed by three schools in Kottayam and Ernakulam each four schools in Wayanad, Five in Idukki, Six in Kollam and Palakkad, nine schools in Kozhikode, 10 schools each in Malappuram and Thiruvananthapuram, 11 in Thrissur and 12 in Kannur.
Three school buildings are being constructed in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Palakkad and Kasargod districts while four school buildings will be conducted in Pathanamthitta.17 buildings will be built in Wayanad, two in Ernakulam, seven in Malappuram and nine in Kozhikode.
The Chief Minister also added that the changes in the field of School education were implemented considering the next generation. The closure of government schools was discussed which have now become centres of excellence with students coming in to study also increasing.