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Latehar: Free coaching aid for youths in rebel hit zone to crack civil services

Ranchi: Latehar, a left wing affected district in Jharkhand, is hoping to turn a new page towards transforming the image of the region by linking local youths with right academic guidance by offering them free coaching facilities to crack different civil service examinations.

The district administration has set up an integrated coaching centre for the under privileged youths on pilot basis and has initiated crash course for the first batch of more than 130 students, officials informed on Friday.

“The coaching has been set up at the district headquarter and students from across the district have been enrolled through a formal selection process. The selection was based on their past academic record and a basic selection test conducted by the team of expert teachers appointed at the centre,” said an official.

The duration of the first batch of crash course will be for 6 months. During this period the students will be taught as per the syllabus of UPSC, JPSC, SSC and other competitive exams. The district administration has also set up a library for facilitate self-study among the aspirants. “The library has been set up at the coaching centre premise itself and is equipped with wide ranging books, and magazines to aid in the preparations,” said the official.

About the faculty, district administration officials said that several experienced teachers have come on board on voluntary basis for the cause. “The teachers have been selected based on their past teaching experience and their understanding of different competitive exams. In past, these teachers have cleared multiple competitive exams at different levels,” informed an official communiqué from the district administration, adding that serving government officials including the IAS and IPS in the district too will take guest classes from time to time.

Hailing the efforts of the district administration, chief minister Hemant Soren said that they will conceive to set up more such centre depending on the success of this maiden move. He said, “The government is committed towards ensuring that students from every parts of the state are able to access quality education and the opportunity to realize their dreams. Depending on the success of this pilot project, we will begin more such centres in coming days.”