Agartala: To make the students more attentive in studies, the Tripura government has introduced a new scheme – ‘Mother on Campus’ from next month for the students who have been staying in the hostel, said Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath here today.
He said the scheme would enable the biological mothers or the mothers who legally adopted a child to stay with their children in the government-run hostels in a frequent interval that would bring a change in the hostel environment as well as a qualitative change in the performance of the wards.
“The mothers of two students at a time will be allowed to stay in the hostels for a week. Before leaving the hostels, they will share their feedback regarding studies of the children, cleanliness, quality of foods and discipline in a prescribed format along with suggestions for further improvement. The feedback will be reviewed by the hostel superintendents every week,” Nath stated.
The scheme would not cover the boy’s hostels except for the students of Class I to V where infrastructures like separate accommodation and toilets are not available.
The state government would bear the cost of food and other amenities in the hostels of the mothers, which would help the students connect with studies in a bigger way.
The education minister said a total of 9935 students are now staying in 204 hostels in Tripura.