Himachal adopts cluster school system for optimal use of infrastructure: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Shimla, December 21

Himachal Pradesh Education Department adopted a cluster school system for optimal use of manpower and infrastructure to achieve the goal of quality education and notified 1023 clusters with a workforce of 4 97 631.

Depending on area and accessibility, the clustered schools (college, high school and high school) notified by the Department of Higher Education included 1,878 public high schools (GSSS), 931 public high schools (GHS) and 1895 public colleges.

The maximum number of 182 clusters was notified to Shimla followed by 161 in Mandi, 134 in Kangra, 121 in Chamba, 109 in Sirmaur, 84 in Solan, 63 in Hamirpur, 58 in Kullu, 42 in Bilaspur, 37 in Una, 23 in Kinnaur and 21 in Lahaul and Spiti.

The initiative, a component of the New Education Policy (NEP), 2020 would go a long way towards sharing the facilities of all schools in a group, as not all stand-alone schools have 100% facilities in terms of concerns sports, playgrounds, auditoriums, laboratories and human resources, said higher education director Amarjeet Sharma.

This would be very useful for children in rural areas, as facilities not available in small stand-alone schools would be accessible in clustered schools and it would also help provide more exposure for students, encourage competition in health and would offer equal opportunities to all, he mentioned.

The cluster system would assist with decentralized planning and decision making at the cluster level, availability and sharing of physical and human resources within the cluster and there would be no isolation of schools.

It would also ensure the integration of art, sport, storytelling and information and communication technologies in the teaching-learning process, the availability of counselors and the implementation of teaching. professional in all schools.

Allow sharing of facilities

  • The initiative, a component of the New Education Policy (NEP), 2020 will share the facilities of all schools in a group, as not all autonomous schools have 100% facilities when it comes to sports. , playgrounds, auditoriums, laboratories and human resources.
  • It will be very useful for children in rural areas, as facilities not available in small stand-alone schools will be accessible in cluster schools.

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