The Ministry of Education on Friday launched a Online Module to compile data on out-of-school children which will facilitate age-appropriate admissions for youngsters within the 6-14 age bracket . The ministry also said that for out-of-school children within the 16-18 age bracket , financial assistance are going to be provided for the primary time within the 2021-22 session to permit them to continue their education through open or distance learning mode. “Taking care of each student of India is our government’s top priority. Accordingly, The department of faculty education and literacy developed a web module for compiling out-of-school children’s data identified by each State/UT and map with Special Training Centres on the PRABANDH portal,” Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweeted Online Module classes. “Child-wise information of the identified out-of-school children and STCs must be uploaded at block level under the Block Resource Coordinator.
Taking care of the every student of India is our Government’s top priority. Accordingly, The @DselEduMinistry developed an online module for compiling out-of-school children’s data identified by each State/UT and map with Special Training Centres on the PRABANDH portal. pic.twitter.com/3CaqU6H2uO
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) June 11, 2021
A quarterly report and a use manual are shared on the portal,” he said. In a letter to education secretaries of all states and union territories, the ministry has sought that the knowledge regarding out-of-school children Online Module, special training centres (STCs), and their progress, as uploaded by the block resource centre (BRC), be validated by the district magistrate or an appropriate officer as authorised by the DM. “In order to facilitate age-appropriate admission of out-of-school children within the age bracket of 6-14 in regular schools, financial provisions are made within the ‘Samagra Shiksha’ scheme for arranging special training to bridge their learning gaps and mainstreaming them in schools,” the letter said. “For out-of-school children in 16-18 age bracket and belonging to socially and economically disadvantaged groups (SEDG), financial assistance has been made available for the primary time from the year 2021-22 to continue their education through open/distance learning mode,” it stated.
The letter further said, “The ministry has developed a web module for compiling the info on out-of-school children identified by each state and UT and their mapping with STCs on the PRABANDH Portal. The child-wise information of the identified out-of-school children and STCs is required to be uploaded at the block level under the supervision of block resource coordinator of the concerned BRC.” “For monitoring the progress of mainstreaming, the quarterly report is additionally to be uploaded on the portal. it’s requested that the knowledge regarding out-of-school Online Module children, STCs, and their progress, as uploaded by the BRC, is validated by the district magistrate or an appropriate officer as authorised by the DM,” it said.