Govt to monitor model schools functioning closely
Ranchi, March 20: Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren stressed that the state government has taken it as a challenge to improve education in state-owned schools.
He announced that the model schools in all the districts are only the first step of this effort to provide state-of-the-art quality education free of cost to poor in state-owned schools.
Addressing the first such conclave of the managing committee of the model schools at Ranchi on Monday, Soren said, “In this era of competition, the children of our government schools should not be less in any field than the children of private schools or schools of big cities. Our government has resolved to provide quality education to the students studying in government schools in the state. In the first phase, our children have started getting education on the lines of CBSE in 80 model schools from April. In the coming time, this system will be implemented in more than 4000 government schools in all panchayats of the state.”
“By giving quality education to the coming generation, they will be made intellectually and socially strong,” said Soren.
“Vision of a developed state will be fulfilled only through an educated state. The state which is educated does not need anyone’s support,” added Soren citing the example of Kerala.
“Our government is determined to take forward the children who are not able to move forward due to backwardness and poverty due to lack of resources. The boys and girls of Jharkhand have brought laurels to the country in sports. Our government is planning so that our children make their mark in the field of education in the country,” said Soren.
Soren stressed on the important role of school managing committee and said, “For the successful operation of the schools, the responsibility of the School Management Committee remains important and important. They should ensure 100 percent enrollment of children in schools by reaching every village and every house.”
He also said that during district visits he would conduct surprise inspection of the model schools.
The Chief Minister said that many big groups are associating with the state government to improve education system. “Azim Premji Foundation will also do the work of training our teachers and students studying in the model schools,” said Soren.
Apart from quality infrastructure at the model schools, these schools following CBSE english syllabus would have modern libraries, science labs, smart classes and ICT labs and vocational studies.
Principals and senior teachers of the model schools have been trained by IIM Ranchi and IIM Ahmedabad.