Mission 95 Plus a hit among the students

Mission 95 Plus team led by Puttur Block Education Officer G S Shashidhar will celebrate coming Ambedkar Jayanthi with a programme called ‘What is next?’. This would focus on the educational opportunities available for the students after SSLC.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Shashidhar said that SSLC examination will continue till April 13. So, the programme may be conducted in 15 exam centres of the taluk on very next day. Meanwhile the BEO was so sure that his Mission 95 plus, an ambitious plan to achieve more than 95 per cent result in all 73 high schools and 100 per cent result in SSLC will be a huge success and Puttur will stand first among 224 taluks of the state.

“This year we have identified 2,030 weak performers among 6,002 students, who will face the exam. The team 24, a group of experienced teachers (four teachers per subject) are guiding children from last May. In our ‘Mane Mana Bheti’ programme teachers give surprise visit to students’ houses to know the study environment and to have a communication with the parents.
The campaign has been conducted already in Puttur, Uppinangady, Savanoor, and Kadaba blocks.” 

He said that there is good response from all corners of the society to ‘Journey begins’ campaign. Resource persons have visited many schools and delivered informative talks to the students. Moreover, the team has prepared ‘Daarideepa’, a comprehensive reading material, for all six subjects. The book which was distributed in December would be of great help for the students who are struggling with the new syllabus.

Under the ‘Wake-up call’, teachers would call weak performers at 5 am to wake them up for reading. There is a proposal of involving primary school teachers also in the programme.

Inspired by former president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, a logo- ‘Dreams-Thoughts-Action’ has been designed with his picture and displayed in all schools.

With the support of Zilla Panchayat CEO Tulasi Maddineni, for the first time Puttur taluk has beaten Bengaluru in National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) and National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) examination. SSLC results would definitely send a strong message to the state capital, said the BEO, who hails from Bengaluru. 

Mission Puttur

The BEO has started Mission Puttur to convert the government primary schools into branded schools. In the first phase, out of 184 primary schools of the taluk, 40 have been selected (two schools from each cluster).

In every school cottages called ‘Takshashila’ (name of world’s oldest known university) have been built to read. A team of 10 drawing teachers has painted the school with Warli painting. “We have a prepared a booklet under this programme. Students should enjoy education and it should never become burden for them. By next August, these 40 schools will become model schools in the state,” he said.

To develop sports

The BEO, in association with Taluk Physical Education Teachers Association President Dayananda Rai, Physical Education Superintendent Sundara Gowda and others have started ‘Gobbuda Putturda Muttulu’ programme to train students in athletics and swimming. Free swimming training has been started for 150 children from January 15. From next year students will be trained under Kabaddi as well, he said.

G S Shashidhar believed that many hands can always achieve mighty success. He recalled the contribution of his team members, Puttur Head Masters’ Association, Taluk Assistant Teachers’ Association, Taluk Chitrakala Sangha, JCI Puttur, Rotary International and many others. 

Deputy Director of Public Instructions (DDPI) Walter D’ Mellow, who was impressed by the Mission 95 Plus had recently expressed his intension to extend the programme to other taluks of the district too.

“The response is good. Belthangady Block Education Officer Sumangala has also started implementing the programme. We have discussed with the State SSLC Board Secretary about Mission 95 Plus which can be model for the state. A radio programme was also telecasted about it recently,” he told Deccan Herald.


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