World Bank, AIIB to Give Rs 7,500 Cr Loan for Guj Govts Mission School of Excellence Project
Guj Govts Mission School – The Gujarat government’s Mission School of Excellence project, which aims to improve education quality in the state, would receive a loan around Rs 7,500 crore, according to a World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) official. The Mission School of Excellence plan, which will cover all 35,133 government and 5,847 grant-in-aid schools in the state, would cost Rs 10,000 crore over the next five years.
The funds will be used to build 50,000 new classrooms, 1.5 lakh smart classrooms, 20,000 new computer laboratories, and 5,000 tinkering labs in the state’s 41,000 government and grant-in-aid schools. In the next years, it is expected that almost one crore school pupils will directly benefit from this ambitious effort.
According to a press release, the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank have authorised a loan of Rs 7,500 crore for the ambitious project. The World Bank sent a group to Gandhinagar on Tuesday to look at the School of Excellence project. According to the announcement, the team, led by Jaime Saavedra, the bank’s Global Education Director, also paid a visit to the state education department’s command and control centre in the state capital. According to reports, the group intended to investigate these “Gujarat model efforts” to see if they could be classified as “global best practises.” The education department’s recently launched command and control centre is an interactive platform that allows them to track student and instructor attendance, monitor educational quality, and give information.
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