HRD Ministry planning special KV like schools for minorities and tribals

Separate schools will soon be established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for minorities and tribals on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalayas. These schools will be run by the Central government on KV model and will follow NCERT syllabus.

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These schools will be run by the Central government on KV model and will follow NCERT syllabus like all other government schools. The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has also been asked to work on a curriculum for these schools.

Revamping education for minorities

As per a report by DNA, a panel on education for minorities had also in a report submitted to the Ministry of Minority Affairs recently suggested the need to revamp education for children belonging to the minority community.

The report was submitted to the ministry on last Thursday and the panel said there is a requirement to revamp education for minorities and open new schools that follow NCERT syllabus.

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Special school for tribals

A panel has been constituted by the MHRD which consists secretaries from Ministry of Minority Affairs and Tribal Affairs, who are working on a paper that will deal with the technicalities of setting up such schools.

Confirming the development, a senior MHRD official said: “A group secretaries from different ministries have started working on the plan to develop schools for minorities on the lines of KVs and NVs. In fact, not just minorities, there will a special school for tribals as well. We will create a separate segment of schools that will be run on the lines Central government schools.”