Under the ‘APJ Abdul Kalam Dream School’ project, the BBMP announced that headmasters and principals who ensure top results would be sent to Kashmir and Singapore.
Story so far: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Special Commissioner, Education Department, Ram Prasat Manohar unveiled BBMP’s “APJ Abdul Kalam Dream School” project on Wednesday. He revealed that headmasters and principals who guarantee 80-100% results in SSLC and PUC exams in BBMP schools would be sent on trips to Kashmir and Singapore.
- If students score 100%, they too will be sent to Singapore.
- The arrangement is being planned under the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.
Pilot in selected schools: The BBMP chose five elementary schools, five secondary schools, five pre-graduate colleges, and two degree-granting institutions for the pilot project.
- They were evaluated based on criteria including discipline, admittance, outcomes, improving the school atmosphere, and shaping the behaviour of the students.
- All 17 heads of institutions were honoured with a cheque of ₹1 lakh each for the development of their institutions.
The goal is to develop BBMP colleges and schools to the level of private institutions, according to Umesh DS, Assistant Commissioner, BBMP Education Department.