Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh stressed for strengthening of primary schools and starting pre-nursery classes within primary schools for tiny tots.

The Chief Minister, in the 4th Governing Council meeting of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhayamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) today, asked department of education to identify primary schools at all district headquarters and at sub divisional levels where pre nursery classes could be started. To begin with it should be launched in few selected schools.

Singh said that assessment of primary education system was need of the hour and the government was mulling to appoint one teacher each for all classes depending upon the strength of the students in such primary schools. This will facilitate better education to the children and the teachers will get ample time to devote to a single class.

The Chief Minister said that primary schools would only be opened in case of need and requirement adding that enough schools had been opened and now there was need to strengthen and rationalize them.

Chief Minister lauded PRERNA and PRAYAS schemes for systematic reforms in education to improve quality and learning level of education.

The Chief Minister also distributed ‘Swachtta Award’ to 34 schools for maintaining cleanliness in their institutions.