Imphal, Jan 3:
State Education Department is opening remedial coaching Centers for students appearing class 10 and class 12 examinations of government schools
The measures are being taken up to improve the condition of the government schools.
“It is a well known fact that the result of Government School students in Class X and XII examination over the past many years are not encouraging. The overall pass percentage is quite low. In order to improve the overall pass percentage the state education department have activated 146 Remedial Coaching Centres in government schools (123 in valley and 23 in Hill district) by way of pooling selected teachers and students in the selected centre”, a statement of the state Education (S) department said.
The department is also arranging additional private teachers by engaging them whenever required. The department is expecting to benefit around 10,000 students with the new initiative.
The department has also taken up a major exercise to restructure and Rationalize Government Schools by way of Amalgamation, a statement said.
It added that various categories of class structure and abolition of few schools having very “low” or “Nil” enrolment continuously for 3 to 4 years with a view to bring about an overall improvement in the schools will be taken up.
The Education department statement added that the proposal will felicitate in streamlining the functioning of the schools, optimize resources.
“The exercise is carried out after exhaustive field survey by the concerned officers of the department keeping in mind the relevant provision of Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009.
“After Amalgamation , the existing assets viz, land, building, ground, may be used in a more resourceful manner by converting it into teachers’ transit camp, Resource Centre(s) office(s), Libraries, Playfields, Anganwadi centers, Kids Day care centre etc. depending upon the situation”, the statement said.
With the new initiative the state government authority is on the process to amalgamate a total of 247 schools (176 in valley districts and 61 schools in the hill district) to nearby schools having better infrastructure better connectivity, better student enrollment for overall improvement in the school education sectors.
The education department is also planning to upgrade Schools having class VI and VII to High Schools or Higher Secondary school.
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