The priority of the government will be improving the condition of zilla prishad schools and nights schools, Union minister for human resource development Prakash Javadekar said.

Javadekar, who recently assumed charge as the HRD minister, visited Gopal Krishna Gokhale Night School at Dadar in Mumbai on Saturday evening and interacted with the students.

“Education is essential for upliftment, I sincerely salute the spirit of these poor students, who are pursuing education in night schools after putting in 8-10 hours of hard work during the day,” the minister said.  Education should be inclusive and no one should be left behind, he said.

Night schools are among important institutions making education inclusive and the government’s top priority will be to improve the condition of night schools and zilla parishad schools.

“We will study the problems of night schools and will do whatever is possible for them,” Javadekar said.

Mumbai, the country’s commercial capital, has a well developed infrastructure of night schools, where over 15,000 students, aged 15 and above, are enrolled for Class VIII upwards.

Source: Times of India