Bengaluru: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has converted as many 15000 primary and upper primary schools into English medium schools. 

The move comes to increase the competency levels of children in speaking English. 

As per a Swarajya report, nearly 1.83 crore children are studying in more than 1.5 lakh primary and upper primary schools in the state.

The website adds that in Lucknow alone, around 60 primary and upper primary schools have been converted into English medium schools.

It quoted director, basic education department, Sarvendra Vikram Singh as saying, “The hard work and dedication of teachers to equip students of these primary and upper primary schools with English speaking skills has already started paying dividends as they are competing with children of the private schools today”.

As per his observations, these schools boast of smart class, beautiful classrooms and 'most importantly, the school children now speak English.'

The Uttar Pradesh government provides free books, uniforms, bags, shoes and socks as well as sweaters in winter for students.

The state government of the day has also renovated 1.39 lakh schools under 'Operation Kayakalp' to offer better academic facilities to the students.

Two to three schools in every block of the state have been developed on the lines of English medium schools.

According to Vandana Srivastava, teacher in-charge of Primary School, Hirapur, Barabanki, her school features among the top schools of the block. The school has also been awarded by the government for its achievements, she added.

The government has taken several measures in the education department: 

Under the Mission Shakti campaign, it held special counselling camps for girl students who aspire to make their career in civil services, army, police, air force, medical, engineering and other fields.

Named 'Prashasan ki Paathshala', it was held in February in various districts.

It is to be noted that the district magistrates and other administrative officials of each district were tasked to enroll girls for classes.