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Union HRD Minister visits a night school at Dadar, Mumbai

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Mumbai:  Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday evening paid a visit to the Gopal Krishna Gokhale Night School in Dadar, Mumbai and interacted with the students studying there. The minister said that night schools are among the important institutions helping make education inclusive and asserted that Government’s top priority will be to improve the conditions of night schools and zilla parishad schools.

Javadekar said, “since he himself has studied in a Zilla Parishad School, he is in a good position to  understand their problems and challenges.  The minister assured the students and the teachers that he would ask Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde to do his best to improve the infrastructure in nights schools and municipal schools.

School authorities told the minister that they have been having 100  per cent result for the last four years.  Mumbai, the commercial capital, has a well developed infrastructure of night schools, where over 15,000 students, aged 15 and above are enrolled for Class 8 upwards.  The city also boasts of many success stories in the form of night school students who went on to succeed as entrepreneurs, particularly in the hotel business.

Earlier in the day, Shri Javadekar interacted with the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Kochi.

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