Award for good results: Teacher

Award for good results: Teacher

Team victory

Jamir PashaPasha, however, attributes the award to the good performance by the school, year after year. “The last nine years, our school has been getting results more than 98 per cent. This award is in appreciation of the performance of the entire school,” he insists.

Poor start

The high school was opened in Chikkathirupathi in 1981-82. Although a school in a border area, children from several villages nearby enrolled. The school, however, continued to have very poor results and was in poor shape academically.

When Pasha was appointed headmaster of the school in 2002, there was no building or furniture in the classrooms which also had very few students.

Turning over

Taking up the situation as a challenge, Pasha worked incessantly toward making the institute a model among government schools.

With help from donors and parents of students, a total of 11 rooms were provided to the school, making the conditions better for the 200 students, who had to fit into two class rooms till then. The year 2005 saw introduction of English medium, which helped several rural students take up professional courses or go for higher education. An open air auditorium and science laboratories have been provided to the school.

Feeding students

Another unique feature of the school is the evening coffee with biscuits provided to the students, under sponsorship of local donors.

Teachers identify students weak in academics and tutor them. Talks are organised with the parents to recognise problems and find solutions. Pasha attributes the success of the school to this process.

V Nagesh, the president of Chikkathirupathi Gram Panchayat says the award is a matter of pride for the entire village. “The achievement of Pasha and his school through the years is an example for other schools to follow,” said block education officer Venkatarama Reddy.

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