In what can be called as a perfect Christmas gift for students in this Christmas season, the Bihar government has on December 27 decided to launch scholarships for meritorious students who are pursuing their studies in madrasa in the state.
“Both boys and girls securing first division in Fauqania (Class X) exams conducted by the Bihar State Madrasa Education Board will be included in the Mukhyamantri Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana (Chief Minister students’ incentive scheme),” Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Secretariat Department Upendra Nath Pandey was quoted as saying by PTI.
“For Molvi (Class XII) exams, only girl students securing first division will be included under the scheme,” he added.
The decision to launch these scholarships was taken on December 27 at a state cabinet meeting headed by state chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Saying that the state cabinet has cleared to allocate Rs 115.90 crore for World Bank scheme – ‘Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar’, Pandey said that the works of the project will include expansion of campuses, construction of boundary walls and furnishing of residential complexes for principals and teachers.
“A nod was given for allocating a Rs 115.90 crore for works to be undertaken as part of World Bank scheme – ‘Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar’”, he said, adding, “These include expansion of campuses, construction of boundary walls and furnishing of residential complexes for principals and teachers at 13 District Institutes for Education and Training and 11 Primary Teachers Education College.”
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