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School priority

The state plans to construct 1,000 higher secondary schools as part of a government target of setting up 4,500 such institutions in the next five years.

The education department recently invited construction tenders of 824 high schools.

The managing director of Bihar State Educational Infrastructure Development Corporation (BSEIDC), Sanjeevan Sinha, said: “The state government has issued tenders for construction of 824 high schools. Once the government receives potential bidders for the project, the construction work of the schools would begin.”

To be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.15 crore, the double storied state-of-the-art buildings will have classes from IX to XII. “The schools will have facilities such as modern library, science lab, employees’ rooms and others,” Sinha added. Each school will have eight classrooms, three labs, a computer lab, girls’ common room, separate staff rooms for men and women.

For speedy construction of the schools, the department on Saturday convened a meeting of potential bidders from the state apprising them about the plan. “We have asked bidders to submit their applications in group so that the construction work starts soon,” the BSEIDC MD said.