16 Atal Schools To Become Functional From July
Eighteen Atal Residential Schools, designed for the children of registered laborers, will commence operations in July, marking a significant step towards Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's vision of delivering high-quality education to these children. While two schools in Moradabad and Bareilly are still undergoing construction, they are expected to be finalized before the 2024 academic session.
Out of the 17,000 applications received by the government, only 8,169 candidates were deemed eligible for admission. Entrance tests, based on Navodaya Schools Optical Mark Recognition sheets, have been conducted in the respective districts over the past few months. Admissions are anticipated to conclude by June 23, with student counseling commencing in the first week of July and admissions finalized by the second week. Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary D. S. Mishra announced that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate the schools, emphasizing the importance of completing all remaining tasks by June 30.
He stated, "Pending furnishing work and minor issues will be resolved by the end of this month, ensuring that schools are ready to commence operations in the first week of July." The chief secretary instructed commissioners to thoroughly evaluate the schools before the commencement of sessions, ensuring that classrooms are adequately equipped and that there are provisions for water, electricity, drainage, and road access to the schools. Mishra also mentioned that students enrolled in the Bareilly school will be temporarily relocated to Lucknow, while those enrolled in the Moradabad school will be temporarily transferred to Meerut until the completion of their respective school buildings in their districts.