On August 27, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh said that the government has brought in a policy to review results of Class nine to 12, providing for action against teachers showing poor results and issuing appreciation letters to teachers for good results.
he CM said this while replying to discussions on a private member’s resolution moved by Inder Singh (BJP) in Assembly, urging the government to formulate a policy to bring improvement in quality of education. He also said that the HP government had already implemented the National Education policy of 1986 and 1992. They had introduced free and compulsory education under the same and the National Curriculum Framework has been adopted.
He further added that SSA, RMSA and RUSA have been implemented for qualitative improvement. And also that teachers are being appointed as per the NCTE guidelines. In order to meet the shortage of teachers, the state has appointed 13,536 teachers, while process has been set in motion to appoint 1,239 teachers.
At present the state has 89 colleges, five Sanskrit Colleges, 1,612 senior secondary schools, 880 high schools, 2,236 middle schools and 10,776 primary schools. A total of 9,59,147 students have been enrolled in these institutions, out of whom more than fifty percent are girls, Singh added.