Ranchi: Cabinet Minister for SC-ST Minorities and Backward Communities Champai Soren said that development can not be imagined without education
Addressing a function after declaring the results of entrance exam for the academic session 2020-21 in Eklavya schools of the state he said that at present 7 Eklavya schools are being run by the department and in this year 13 more such schools would be set up.
The Minister said that in the entrance exam priority was given to the children hailing from far-flung villages belonging to the SC-ST and Backward Communities so that they can get quality access. He said that the department was also working to improve the education and the residential facilities being provided to the students. He said that in many competitive exams the students from the residential schools have made a name for themselves.
Mr Soren pointed that in the middle school examination for 2018-19, a total of 1906 students had appeared in which 90 percent of students had passed out of which 70 percent passed in first division with more than 30 percent of these students getting more than 75 percent marks.