Kerala govt dedicates 90 schools as Centres of Excellence, CM Vijayan lays foundation stone of 54 school buildings

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Of the 90 Centres of Excellence,four buildings have been constructed at a cost of Rs 5 crore with funding from KIIFB, 20 buildings were built a cost of Rs 3 crore, 62 buildings were built using plan funds and four buildings were constructed with assistance from NABARD

 

Kerala government on Saturday dedicated 90 schools as Centres of Excellence under a drive to protect the public education system in the State.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan laid the foundation stones of 54 school buildings which will be constructed as part of this campaign.

"The changes in the field of school education were implemented keeping in mind the next generation. In the past, society discussed the closure of government schools but now that they have become centres of excellence”, CM said.

“The number of students coming to study here has also increased. Five lakh new students have joined government schools in the last three years", the CM added.

According to the Information and Public Relation Department of Kerala in its official statement, of the 90 Centres of Excellence,four buildings have been constructed at a cost of Rs 5 crore with funding from KIIFB, 20 buildings were built a cost of Rs 3 crore, 62 buildings were built using plan funds and four buildings were constructed with assistance from NABARD.  

As per the report, 34 new school buildings would be constructed at a cost of Rs 3 crore each with KIIFB funding and 20 buildings at a cost of Rs 40 crore from the plan fund.

According to the official report, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod districts got two schools with modern facilities. Three schools each were dedicated to Kottayam and Ernakulam. 

Meanwhile, Wayanad district got four schools while five schools were dedicated to Idukki. Kollam and Palakkad got six schools each while nine schools were dedicated to Kozhikode. 

As per the report, Thrissur district got eleven schools and 10 schools each were dedicated to Malappuram and Thiruvananthapuram. Three school buildings each are under construction in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Palakkad and Kasaragod districts while four are being built in Pathanamthitta. 

Two schools buildings are being constructed at Ernakulam while seven are under process at Malappuram. In Kozhikode, nine buildings are under construction while 17 school buildings are being built in Wayanad.
 

With inputs from Agency

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