Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath government has determined to double the number of Sainik schools in the state. A release reads, " The Central government has decided to affiliate 100 government schools, private schools, and NGOs with Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence, from the 2022-23 academic year.
By increasing the participation of private schools in opening Sainik Schools after the approval of the Centre, the number of Sainik Schools in Uttar Pradesh will increase significantly. This will make the path of admission easier." These schools will be different from the existing Sainik schools and will focus on providing cost-effective ways to the larger populations across the country. This initiative has been taken under the vision of the National Education Policy (NEP).
Currently, the Sainik School Society is running 3 schools in the state while Captain Manoj Pandey Sainik School is under the state government. After the decision of the Centre, the number of Sainik Schools will increase in UP. This will ease up the admission process and a large number of students can enroll themselves. There are around 33 Sainik Schools that are run by the Ministry of Defence all over the country.
Notably, Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of Sainik Schools as compared to other states. 3 Sainik Schools are being run by the Defense Ministry in the state, i.e., Amethi, Jhansi, and Mainpuri, while a Sainik School is proposed to be constructed in Baghpat.