City based Ace Education Trust in collaboration with United Breweries Limited (UBL) Nanjangud, jointly installed the Mini Science Centers in Nanjangud taluk on Monday.
Mini Science centres benefits to 1ststandard to 7th standard students to learn basic science principles and concepts through working science models which were installed at Mini Science Centres in selected schools. Last year, two centres were opened at Hulimavu and Kempisiddanahundi. The positive response motivated to install five mini science centres in various schools of Hadinaru, Bokkahalli, Srirampura, Thandavapura and Kanakadasa Government Higher Primary Schools in same taluk. UBL has funded all this centres under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects.
Nanjangud BEO M Chandrakanth, said that such initiatives will uplift quality of primary education in government schools. This will change the teaching methods in government schools and in turn, attractive teaching methods can be done using science models. “UBL has spent average rupees 10 lakh per centres” he said.
Science models designer, Ace Education Trust coordinator, N Karthik opined “We have goals to improve rural government schools. Infrastructure and curriculum systems modernisation is the first step in this process; we had decided to open the mini science centres based on primary school syllabus. About 50-60 working science models are installed at centres. For this we had approached UBL to fund such initiatives in rural government school they are applauded and funded under CSR projects.”
“It is unique set up in the country and now many more organisations and companies visit the centres and ready to install mini science centres at various parts of the country. Our trust, from many years, is dedicated to develop the science education models for school students” he added.
Primary and Secondary education Minister Tanveer Sait inaugurated the Mini Science Centre’s and congratulates both organisations to come up with innovative programme to improve the rural government schools.
Children studying at government schools in rural areas are talented. They need proper instrumental education and skills. Science and English education in primary schooling can boost the academic performance of the children. Such initiatives are first in country.