Breaking stereotypes about government schools being a step behind in their achievements, the Government Boys High School in Malleshwaram is all set to launch a satellite, the first of its kind to be done by any government school in the country. This is planned to be executed the next year.
Higher education minister, Dr C N Ashwath Narayan spoke about this during an event in Bengaluru on Thursday and said that they would be the first in the country to do so. Students of this school will be involved in launching 75 satellites, an initiative that will be held as part of the 75th independence day celebrations held next year.
This initiative is being taken up with the support of the Indian Technological Congress Association and the Indian Space Research Organization, Dr C N Ashwath Narayan said. He said that expertise will be given by these organizations while the satellite will be designed in the school, involving some students from other government schools as well.
Presiding over the event of donation of laptops to government schools in Malleshwaram Constituency held at Mattikere Model Primary School, by Sheshadripuram educational trust, he said that although there has been an increase in enrolments in government schools, the quality of teaching-learning in these institutes is more important.
Dr Narayan is also the elected representative from the Malleshwaram assembly constituency. “The enrolments to the government schools in the Malleshwaram constituency have increased from 2221 to 2743. But this increase in enrolment should be matched by achieving standards in quality teaching-learning” he said.
Later, in response to the media with regard to a query by media on vaccination of students in higher education, he said, 65% of students in government institutions and aided institutions have been vaccinated and added, Vandita Sharma, vaccination In-charge officer, and Kumar Naik, ACS, Dept. of Higher Education are co-ordinating with District Commissioners and all the stakeholders to achieve the optimal target.
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