BRGF fund boosts effort to improve SSLC results

 Crores of rupees under BGRF, meant for development of human resources, had remained unutilised at the Mysore-based Abdul Nazir Sab State Institute of Rural Development.

Gulbarga Commissionerate of Public Instructions Additional Commissioner Syed Abdul Rub said: “I came to know that the funds had remained unutilised under BRGF from the last two years and when I approached the SIRD with a proposal of capacity building of teachers, they readily agreed and the programme has been launched from the current academic year in the four districts.”

The SIRD will provide resource persons for the training programmes to enhance the skills of teachers and students of all government high schools in the four districts under the ambitious programme.

Training

The three-day training in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics and two-day training in English and Social Sciences were held in Gulbarga district and the same will be extended to the other three districts, he said. Of the Rs 50 lakh released by the SIRD for 2010-11, Rs 30 lakh will be utilised for capacity building and Rs 20 lakh for printing materials and other miscellaneous expenses.

Teachers of all the 1,091 government high schools of four districts will be covered under the programme. However, still a large number of teachers from private aided and unaided schools will be left out as there is no provision under the programme.

Rub said as the students of private aided and unaided schools contribute to the SSLC results, the Government will be requested to extend the funding to include these schools as well. He also said the programme can be funded from the D M Nanjundappa Report Implementation Committee which gets huge grants under the Special Development Plan for addressing regional imbalances.

He said Gulbarga and Bidar Zilla Panchayats have been approached for utilising the BGRF for filling the vacant posts of teachers on contract basis in the two districts.

The Commissionerate has already launched a special coaching for SSLC students with SIRD assistance. The programme launched in January this year has yielded benefit as the results in Science and Mathematics have improved from 9 to 25 per cent and hence, the programme will be continued for the current year also.

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