Conduct camps to train students weak in studies: Minister Ratnakar

 Primary and Higher Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar opined that emphasis should be given on quality education.

The minister said on Friday, the department has introduced innovative measures in the direction of ensuring quality education. Effective implementation is the need of the hour.
DDPI H Divakar Shetty elaborated on measures taken up for quality education in the district. The minister also looked into the measures taken up by the Public Instruction department to help students studying in 10th standard excel. The district is divided into five education zones and teachers have been trained since June 14 in six sittings.

The DDPI said the model question paper booklet ‘Sadhaneya Hadi’, has been released for SSLC students. They are also introduced to inspiring activities by organising workshops. The students who are weak in studies are adopted while students of Koraga community are given extra coaching through residential camps. A CD on social science is prepared and is distributed to all high schools, he said.

The BEOs of all educational institutions were asked to give the percentage results of last year SSLC examination.

The minister reviewed the basic facilities offered to students and said the local MLAs and ZP CEO should take up the issue and offer drinking water to the schools that lack the facility.

He directed the officials to introduce camps in NSS camp format during summer to train the children who are weak in studies. He asked the district-level officials to evaluate students’ opinion on learning and teachers, during school visits. He said the physically handicapped should be trained in schools. He also insisted on an integrated report.

1,001 students in 74 schools have been admitted under the RTE and 226.60 lakh RTE funds have been reimbursed. The DDPI said programmes like Akshara Dasoha, Ksheera Bhagya and giving cycles to the students has been effectively implemented while programme of distributing the shoes to the students is underway.

The ‘Prerana’ programme has been envisioned to inspire high school girls towards education under the direction of zilla panchayat CEO Priyanka Mary Francis. It ensures interaction between students and district-level officers.

Awareness on balancing family and profession, with women officers as example, is provided to girls. Every second Tuesday of the month, girls are given the opportunity to interact with the officers for two hours. The SC/ST, Koraga and Muslim girls are given priority.

He directed the DDPI to list out the requirements in the laboratories and the basic infrastructural facilities and submit the same.

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