Shagun to have information on 15 lakh schools

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' here on Wednesday launched Shagun, a web portal, which will carry information on the standard of education, schools and much more.

The portal links over 15 lakh schools and provides information on them. The schools linked by the portal are also geo-tagged.

"The information regarding all the schools in the country has been integrated through the portal," the minister said.

Apart from connecting 25 crore students and 90 lakh teachers, over 2.3 lakh educational websites can also be integrated to the Shagun portal, he said.

Officials said information provided by schools could be verified through third party. An app has also been developed through which students, teachers and other stakeholders would be able to send their complaints directly.

--IANS

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