In a statement, the UP government said "the 'Rani Laxmibai Aatmaraskha Kaaryakram' (self defence programme) and 'Yog Shiksha Kaaryakram' (Yoga education programme) would be compulsory."
Several other reform measures for the education system were also announced.
Yoga, self-defence compulsory in UP schools
Other schemes announced
The self defence training is only compulsory for girl students.
In addition, Adityanath has asked to file immediate FIRs in instances of mass cheating. School teachers have also been forbidden from running private coaching institutions.
Guidelines will be evolved to curb charging of exorbitant fees by private institutions.
Filling vacancies in faculty positions is being accorded primacy.
Colleges on the verge of closing should not dump resources
Adityanath said that universities and colleges which are on the verge of closure should ensure that their resources are allocated to existing institutions to prevent wastage and unemployment.
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07 Apr 2017
Yogi Adityanath: English from nursery, foreign languages from Class X
UP CM Adityanath has mandated that English be taught in government schools from nursery instead of the current Class VI, as part of an overhaul of the education system.
He has also reportedly directed officials to work towards higher enrolment, check widespread cheating in exams, and introduction of foreign languages as subjects from Class X.
"The traditional and the modern should blend," he said.
15 Apr 2017
No holidays necessary on birthdays of leaders, says Adityanath
On Ambedkar Jayanti, UP CM Yogi Adityanath declared there should be no holidays on birth anniversaries of leaders and political icons.
Instead, special two-hour classes on the lives of the famous men should be conducted, he added.
He also announced special scholarships for Dalit students, construction of toilets in all villages in three years, and open-defecation free status for 30 districts by 2017 end.
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