Ahmedabad, 27 April 2023
2020-21-1815 Smart classrooms were approved in Gujarat out of which 420 smart classrooms were made operational. Only 23 percent work has been done. 4335 smart classrooms approved in 2021-22, none of the smart classrooms are functional. Gujarat has not been sanctioned a single smart classroom in the year 2022-23 due to dismal performance in the last two years. In the last three years, 6150 smart classrooms were approved in Gujarat. Out of which only 420 smart class rooms were started.
The policy of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deprive the poor-common-middle class children of Gujarat from technology has been exposed. The BJP government is making a big claim of allocation of crores of rupees for education in the budget allocation and depriving the poor-common-middle class children of their right to education. The education department of the BJP government, which calls itself a revolution in education, is the center of corruption. The Gujarat Congress believes so. The Gujarat model has failed miserably in education. The BJP government, which claims to be dynamic-progressive and developmental, has been able to make only 7 percent progress in three years. This is very shameful for Gujarat.
this is the situation in the country
Even the announcement made by the Central Government is totally opposite to the ground reality. 82,120 smart classrooms have been approved across the country. In which only 18,783 classes have been started. 2.40 lakh for one smart classroom and recurring grant of 0.38 lakh. The allotment is made for five years.
Out of 38000 government schools in the state, 25 percent i.e. 5612 government schools have been closed in the name of low numbers. There is a shortage of 38 thousand classes in primary schools.
A single teacher
In the BJP government, 32 thousand teachers have not been given jobs for years. Till the year 2021-22, 1657 schools in Gujarat are running on the basis of only one teacher. The situation is worse in the villages. Maximum 1363 schools out of 1657 are from rural areas alone. While the remaining 294 schools are from the urban areas of the state. In these schools, only one teacher teaches students of different classes. 14,652 schools are forced to teach students of more than one class in one class. Will Gujarat learn like this?
In the midst of the digital era, a report for the year 2021-22 in Gujarat was released recently. No internet facility in 2018 government schools in Gujarat. This does not include those schools where the net connection has been cut. That could be it.
Computers did not start, sold in junk
In Gujarat, during the period from 2005-06 to 2022-23, 7199 schools were permitted to set up computer labs. Sanction for computer labs in 1.20 lakh schools across the country. Indeed, computers are gathering dust in many schools. Box packs were not opened in many schools. Computer teachers have not been appointed. New computers bought with a grant of crores of rupees were sold at scrap prices in an auction some time back through Gujarat Informatics Limited (GIL), a Gujarat government company.
The Gujarat government spends crores of rupees every year from the state exchequer in the name of school entrance festival.
On 1 July 2022, the Government of Gujarat announced that optical fiber connectivity has been provided to 99.97 percent of gram panchayats in Gujarat. Over 35,000 km of underground cables have been laid under the BharatNet project. Digital Gujarat has been built on all fronts to realize the dream of Digital India in the direction of realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of building a “New India” by Digital India. It is a matter of pride for Gujarat that Bharat Net Phase-II is currently being implemented in 9 states of the country with the ‘supposed’ model of the state.
Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel said that in order to realize the mantra of convenience where there is man, Gujarat has started various digital projects. Optical fiber connectivity has reached almost all the gram panchayats of the state. We are ensuring digital access of government services to every citizen of the state. Digital service bridge will work more with optical fiber connectivity. The Digital Seva Setu program was launched in 2020. With the increase in optical fiber connectivity, the Digital Service Bridge program will now gain momentum. Under this program, currently 312 services of 11 departments of the state government have been made accessible by more than 14000 gram panchayats and applications of more than 70 lakh citizens have been disposed of through it. Today, the Digital Seva Setu program providing government services at the village level to the people living in rural areas is becoming a benchmark for the country, which is a matter of great pride.
They talk big but the condition of net connectivity and computers in schools is poor.
What is the status of education?
BJP leaders fool in the name of education. Leaders of Gujarat, Amit Shah, Bhupendra Patel, Narendra Modi have started fooling people in the name of education.
Ahmedabad claims to build 105 unique-smart schools but not like Google’s Ghatlodia
Amit Shah had opened 4 smart schools on 4 September. Earlier 22 such schools were built.
Claiming to increase the pace of construction of smart schools by the Gujarat government, it was decided to build 63 schools in two months.
in Ahmedabad63 more smart schools were announced in 2 months as the issue of good education became an issue in the elections. One and a half lakh children in smart schools in a year and 83 Anupam in Shahamdabad and Gandhinagar elections were announced at the time of 2022.
Ahmedabad city’s 4 Anupam-smart schools were constructed by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Nagar Vikas Samiti at Ghatlodiya, Thaltej, Naranpura and Nava Wadge at a cost of Rs 9.54 crore. 3200 children from poor and middle class families were to be given education.
4 smart classes and one Google feature class have been made in Sheelaj’s Anupam School. Students are also taught online by typing from Google in Google feature classes.
53 Schools in Ahmedabad
Earlier schools were opened in Paldi, Memnagar, Saraspur, Maninagar, Sheelaj. In March 2022, Governor Labdhir Desai started 12 smart schools. 34 smart schools have been planned and implemented. The construction of 53 smart schools has been started by August 2022 in Ahmedabad city.
Shergarh Anupam School in Dhanera taluka of Banaskantha district bordering Gujarat and bordering Rajasthan was announced for 452 children studying in a nature-surrounded and fully CCTV cameras-equipped school.
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel himself sat on the bench with the students in the class room and observed the educational activities of the class room.
Weaknesses of Gujarati education —-
The government does not fill the vacant posts of more than 20 thousand teachers in the state.
40 percent children do not go to school, Gujarat is becoming illiterate due to the closure of 5 thousand schools.
Although primary education is not available, the Chief Minister announced a world class university at Dholera.
It has been a hundred years since the establishment of the Ahmedabad Primary Education Committee, but the condition of the schools is pathetic.
Even complete primary education is not provided in 25 percent schools, 50 lakh students are burdened with fees.
The education level of death row prisoners is low.
Out of 8,000 private primary schools, 5,500 schools do not have playgrounds.
The National Education Policy did not solve the basic problems.
Teachers do 22 jobs apart from teaching.
Kejriwal increased the education budget from 16 percent to 26 percent, Gujarat reduced it to 7 percent.
In terms of money spent on education, Gujarat ranks 14th, Chhattisgarh ranks first.
Gujarat’s education has been given third place in the country but the ground reality is bad.
Penalty should be imposed on the owners of 21 schools for not giving the right to education.
60 percent of important subjects are not taught in primary schools.
In the absence of good education, the villagers have to lock the primary schools of the village.
To make the people of Gujarat poor, 90 percent of education was privatized.
Hindu Gurukulas are allowed as schools, Madrassas are not.
In the Muslim community, 10 percent of girl students drop out of primary education.
There is a demand by the Gujarat Board to give equal recognition to madrassa education.
Progressive privatization of primary and higher education took place over 20 years.