New Delhi: Taking a major initiative in the field of education, the Union government is all set to introduce the concept of ‘Emotion Guru’ in schools to be built on the PPP model to tackle the educational, emotional and behavioural problems of the underprivileged students. These schools to be known as ‘Rashtriya Adarsh Vidyalaya’ will not only be equipped with computer and internet facilities but will also focus on the health of the students through a regular medical check-up.

The schools from Class VI to Class XII will be a boon for the deserving but deprived students as it will have maximum thrust on Science, Maths and English, providing them a golden opportunity to fulfill their dreams.

The proposal for the school model to be built in 2,500 non–backward blocks is already on the paper and is awaiting the Centre’s approval which is expected within a week. 

In order to provide high quality education, the student teacher ratio will be 25:1 while no teacher will be liable to teach more than 40 students in a class. Admissions to these schools will be provided on the basis of an entrance test with not more than 2500 students per institution.

However, the private sector is expected to have a 60 percent share of admission seats in line with the Public Private Partnership, with rest of the seats to be with the government. Also, the reservation for the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and backward class will be applicable within the government quota. While the students will have access to free education from Class VI to class VIII, a minimal Rs 25 fee will be charged from SC, ST and OBC and BPL students and others will have to pay a meager Rs 50 from Class IX to class XII.

On the contrary, the school can charge the complete fee from students admitted in the private category.
The private and the public party will be in a contract of 10 years which can be extended in future. The government will certainly contribute in the expenses (as in Kendriya Vidyalaya) incurred on the students admitted under the reserved category by advance payment.

The government will also share 25 percent of the expenses on resources while the private sector will be responsible to provide the basic facilities along with arranging land for the school.

JPN/Bureau