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BBMP plans smart makeover for local schools


BENGALURU: Though the allocation for health and education this year is just Rs 231 crores, BBMP-run schools have a reason to rejoice. the government approved several schemes focused on improving the standard of education and health of children and teachers in Palike-run schools. BBMP announced a range of upgrades for Palike schools to match international standards like Edusat connectivity, visual-based education models, upgrade infrastructure in schools and colleges. The Budget also presented periodical health checkup for students and teachers, cash incentives for teachers whose students excel in studies, and cluster connectivity training for teachers. With the introduction of PPP with Microsoft under the Roshini scheme, BBMP schools will receive Rs 100 cr. spending from Microsoft for the next five years, BBMP has also earmarked Rs 1 cr as cash incentives of Rs 25,000 to 150 SSLC toppers, and Rs 35,000 for 100 2nd PU toppers studying in Palike schools and colleges, that will be continued this year too.