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Bihar officials decide to teach schoolchildren for one hour every week


PATNA: In a novel initiate, officials from Patna district of Bihar have decided to teach schoolchildren in government schools at least for one hour in every week for what they believe will improve quality of education.

Under part of this idea, Patna district magistrate Sanjay Kumar Agarwal today rushed to the Girls High School in Bankipur locality of the district and taught the schoolgirls—giving them career counseling and teaching them about etiquette, dress sense, cleanliness, sanitation and extra curriculum activities.

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During his about one hour-long stay at the school, the DM not only informed the students about various issues concerning the career as well as society but also got to know about the problems gripping this school.

The girls told the DM that the school doesn’t have enough teachers and how they are forced to use dirty toilet. The DM assured to look into their problems.

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“The move will not only ensure presence of students in the classes but will also improve both the quality of teaching and food stuffs being served to them in government schools,” the DM told the media today.

Agarwal who is the man behind the idea said he would bring a roster of officials and the schools where they have to take classes.

The DM had taken this resolve—that the officials will teach students one hour in a week—on the eve of Republic Day on January 25, and the idea was formally launched from today with Agarwal himself teaching the students.

Image Caption: Patna district magistrate Sanjay Kumar Agarwal teaching students at a local Girls High School in the state capital on Friday.

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