Efforts are on to improve school education: Upendra Kushwaha

New Delhi: The Government is making efforts to improve quality of school education as it forms the very foundation of the country's education system, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha said on Thursday.

Addressing a function, organised here to mark 56th foundation day of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Kushwaha said that in pursuance of the policy of the central government, efforts are on to improve school education.

The minister said that a good science laboratory should be provided in every school in the country. 

"This will encourage scientific urge in our students," he said. 

He praised contribution of the NCERT in the field of research, training, curriculum development and extension, and said that further intensive efforts should be made by the council to disseminate information so as to reach the schools in every corner of the country. 

Kushwaha also expressed concern over the fact that during the past decades numerous schools have been opened but these are still to become institutions of learning in true sense.