03-26-2015, 04:18 PM
State government's plan for career guidance in vocational skills have managed to reach thousands of students because of the education department's apathetic approach. Right to Information (RTI) query by voluntary organization Shikshak Parishad has revealed that it was introduced last year for students who attend secondary school certificate (SSC, standard X) exam, which 17 districts in the state including Pune are not able to benefit from the scheme. Education officers say the scheme will be revived after SSC exam.
"As 17 lakh students appear on SSC exam every year and only one percent of these students chose to consult advisors career choices and vocational options. The scheme was introduced under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan but it has not reached students in one year, Anil Bornare, who had filed the RTI application says. The scheme was introduced in 2013-14 academic year but not implemented, officials for the mission. "In 2013-14 the scheme was implemented in 19 districts but some managed to exploit funds provided for this scheme. These districts have returned unutilized amount to education Ministry "says project director Suvarna Kharat said.
The scheme was introduced by Union human resource and development to retention of students, better scholastic performance in curriculum areas, adjustment and career development of students, developing the right attitude studies, and most importantly to choose the right by SSC. Some urban and near regions of the state including Mumbai Nashik Kolhapur, Satara, Nagpur, Ratnagiri, Aurangabad has introduced the scheme effectively while Pune, Parbhani, Dhule, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli district, Jalna implement not scheme.