Haryana provides free coaching to meritorious students for JEE and NEET Examinations
In an apparent bid boost education in the state, the Government of Haryana has rolled out a new scheme, Super 100 in order to offer free coaching to meritorious students of the state-run schools for JEE and NEET examinations, quoting an official spokesperson, PTI reported. Under the scheme, students of the various government schools who secure over 85% marks in their Class 10th examination will be provided free coaching for JEE and NEET preparation for two years, she told the news agency.
The students will have to write an entrance test to be selected for coaching under Super 100, the official said and add that a total of 225 students will be selected after the test, which is scheduled for the second week of June this year. The Haryana government has allocated an initial budget of Rs 1 crore for the scheme, the spokesperson added. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with a private social organisation for the coaching, she said. The government has directed the district education officers (DEO) to apprise meritorious students in their respective districts of the scheme. The DEO of Ambala, Uma Sharma, told the agency that the counselling for the scheme had already started and students were showing interest. The selected students will get coaching in Karnal and Rewari and will be provided with boarding and lodging facilities, added the report.
All Students Fail
Meanwhile, Haryana is facing acute embarrasment when the result of the Haryana Board Class X examination was announced, all 51 students of a government school in Palwal failed. This has prompted the education department to urge the authorities to initiate stringent action against the ‘erring’ teachers, a PTI report said. All the 51 students of Deeghot Senior Secondary School in Palwal who took Class X examination conducted by Haryana Board had failed, Palwal District Education Officer (DEO) Suman Nain told on June 1 in Chandigargh.
“My department has written to the Deputy Commissioner of Palwal to take strict action against the teachers as per rules,” she said after the State government ordered a probe into the poor result of the school. Immediately after the results came, the villagers locked the school in protest over the issue of poor education system, said Jitender Tanwar, sarpanch (village head) of Deeghot village. It may be recalled that last month, the Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) had released the Haryana Board Class X results. The government is under tremendous pressure to revive the entire education scenario prevailing across the state. In the coming days, the Haryana Government is likely to announce a slew of progressive measures to upgrade the standard of education.