Post-Matric Scholarship For SC, ST, OBC Will Continue: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today stated that post-matric scholarships will continue for students of backward class (BC), extremely backward (EBC), scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) to pursue higher studies. Kumar also made it clear that the department concerned would ensure through a proper verification that scholarships must be given to only “genuine students enrollled in genuine institutions” as instances have been found that students enrolled with “bogus institutions” too have availed of scholarship meant for SC categories. “Misgivings are being spread vis-a-vis post-matriculation scholarship. It will continue…

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Sir Michael Wilshaw: We need ‘battle-axes’ for teachers to improve schools

We need “battle-axes” for teachers to improve state schools, Ofsted’s chief inspector has said, as he warned that student teachers were put off by “sloppy, scrappy” pupils. Sir Michael Wilshaw argued that bright young teachers were also being put off the profession by poor leadership in schools. In many secondary schools, inspectors still see scruffy pupils, sloppy worksheets instead of textbooks and low level disruption, the chief inspector said, arguing that if England wants to do as well as other nations, every secondary school needs to have a good atmosphere…

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