“Improving night schools, Zilla Parishad schools at top priority”, says Prakash Javadekar


The Human Resource Development (HRD) minister, Prakash Javadekar has taken decision to improve the condition of Zilla Parishad schools and night schools.

On Saturday, Javadekar went to Gopal Krishna Gokhale Night School at Dadar in Mumbai and interacted with students.

Prakash Javadekar statements :

  • "Education is essential for upliftment, I sincerely salute the spirit of these poor students, who are pursuing education in night schools after putting in 8-10 hours of hard work during the day," the minister said, according to PTI
  • Education should be inclusive and no one should be left behind
  • Night schools are among important institutions that are making education inclusive
  • "After meeting you, my will to work for you has strengthened. PM Narendra Modi says work for the Dalits, the underprivileged and backward classes. We will study the problems of night schools and will do whatever is possible for them," Javadekar said
  • He further said that since he himself has studied in a Zilla Parishad school, he is in a good position to understand their problems and challenges
  • The minster assured the students and teachers that he would ask Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde to do his best to improve the infrastructure in night schools and municipal schools.

“The schools have been getting 100 per cent result for the last four years,” school authorities said.

In Mumbai, the condition of night schools is perfectly fine and it has a well developed infrastructure. Moreover around 15,000 students of age group 15 and above are already enrolled.