Investment in school infrastructure reflected in academics too: Minister

Basic infrastructure development has been ₹ 3,000 crore in State schools in the last seven years, General Education Minister V. Sivankutty said.

He was speaking after inaugurating the multi-storied buildings of Venjaramoodu Government High School and Perumala Government Primary School and a wing of Perumala pre-school on Saturday.

The minister said that the major changes in the basic infrastructure have also been reflected in the academic sector. The state ranked first in the Performance Grading Index published by the Centre.

The three-storied building at Venjaramoodu Government Primary School has been constructed at a cost of ₹ 3.1 crore, while the two-storied building at Perumala has been constructed at a cost of ₹ 75 lakh. A primary school wing built under Samagra Shiksha’s Teaching-Learning and Strengthening Results for States program was also started at the school.

DK Murali, MLA, Adoor Prakash, MP, Vamanapuram block panchayat president G. Komalam, Nellanad grama panchayat president Beena Rajendran, Pullampara grama panchayat president Rajesh PV, teachers and representatives of other people presided over the function.

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