JK Govt mulls financial support to 25,000 out of school children in 2024-25

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has proposed to provide financial support to more than 25,000 Out of School children (OoSC) in the academic year 2024-25.

According to the official documents available with the KNO the concerned authorities from Jammu and Kashmir have proposed to the Ministry of Education (MoE) that “The UT has proposed financial support for 25393 OoSC.”

“With respect to support through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for out of school children, it was informed that special centers have been provided by NIOS across the country for students in government schools,” it reads.

The MoE has further said that the registration fees in these special centers have been subsidized at Rs 2000 per student.

“This is a special provision made by NIOS for out of school children identified through the PRABANDH portal and examination fees are also exempted for first timers,” it reads.

MoE has further mentioned that many states have undertaken enrolment drives for identification and mainstreaming out of school children.

“In this context, it was pointed out that the basic role of the School Management Committees should be monitoring and supervision of this exercise on a regular basis and ensuring all students enrolled are coming to school and not dropping out For the year of 2024-25,” the ministry said.

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