Himachal to implement New Education Policy: Education Minister
- Govind Singh Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh has always done an excellent work in the field of education and will do its best in the country in implementing the National Education Policy-2020. There is continuous progress in the state in the field of higher education. There are 1872 Government Senior Secondary Schools, 929 Government Higher Secondary Schools, 1511 Private Senior Secondary and Higher Schools, 129 Government Degree Colleges, four Government B.Ed. College, 71 Private B.Ed. college, 54 private colleges and 17 private universities in the state.
- Education Minister said that during the tenure of present government, a total of 348597 students have enrolled in colleges of the state. In the year 2018-19, the gross enrollment ratio at the secondary level (10th) in the state was 107.74 percent while at the higher secondary level (12th) the ratio was 85 percent. The student-teacher ratio at the secondary level in the year 2018-19 in the state was 13.9 percent while at the senior secondary level this ratio was 10.49 percent. The department has spent Rs. 2962.60 crore in the year 2019-20 and a budget provision of Rs. 3671.95 crore has been made for the year 2020-21. As many as 1171 construction works allotted by the department in the state have been completed while 314 works are under progress.