Hassan: Thanks to the quality of education imparted to students and creation of basic amenities at schools, including introduction of smart classes, government schools are drawing more children to first standard during the new academic year in Hassan.
Statistics reveal that government schools in Holenarsipur, Alur, Channarayapatna and Hassan taluks have seen a significant rise in admissions to first standard. In Holenarsipura taluk, Block Education Office officials said that admissions increased by 364 to first standard in 2018-19.
Mr Shivaraj, BEO of Holenarsipura, attributed the rise in admissions in his taluk to teachers striving to bring more students to schools. Teachers have contacted households in the taluks and convinced parents to send their children to schools.
He said that some schools such as government higher primary school, Kote, in Holenarispura taluk have introduced smart classes, have well-equipped laboratory, hygienic conditions which has encouraged parents to send their children to this school in particular.
Chandrashekar, a teacher at government school, Kote, says though there are government schools in neighbouring KHB Colony parents send their children to this school because of facilities and quality of education imparted. The teacher says that teachers contacted donors which helped them in getting money to introduce smart classes in 2016-17 to keep pace with changing times.
Even schools at Alur have registered increased in admissions for first standard from 344 to 668 in 2018, in Hassan taluk admission rose from 995 in previous academic year to 300 odd more admissions in 2018 and in Channarayapatna admissions swelled from 945 to 1171 this year.
Sources say that many children had to miss out on admissions to government schools owing to rule that a child must have attained five years and 10 months for admission and now they had have got admissions, is another reason for rise in admissions.
Mr Shivaraj says different schools have adopted different strategies to secure higher admissions to schools.