The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is planning to start night schools in the city for underprivileged kids studying in BBMP schools.
Story so far: BBMP special commissioner V Ram Prasanth Manohar is the brainchild behind this idea. In his previous role as the CEO of the Ballari Zilla Panchayat, he implemented the Vidyarthi Belaku scheme from 2016 to 2019. The scheme benefited thousands of students in Ballari.
- The scheme helped improve the overall pass percentage of students and even received praise from the Union government.
Focus areas: Many students studying in the 165 schools run by BBMP in Bengaluru live in slums. The aim is to provide special attention to such students after school hours.
- According to Manohar, teachers will be trained to help students after school hours.
- He also noted that children’s education has been a key focus area for many NGOs, and hence an action plan will be chalked out soon.