Uttarakhand to open school for financially weak meritorious students

Uttarakhand hief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday announced that a school would be opened for all the meritorious students of the state to give free education to poor children or students who can not afford higher education due to economic constraints.

“The candidates will have to clear a state-level entrance test for admission into this school which will have Classes 6 to 12,” Rawat said while addressing the students during Uttarakhand Government’s e-Samvad programme.

As per the plan, the school would charge fees from financially able students and use the same money to provide education to financially strained students for free as per the CM.

The Chief Minister talked about the state government’s plans for commitment towards quality in higher education. He also spoke about his plans to open a national law college, a residential science college to carry out post-graduate studies and research besides a skill development college in the state.