Bhubaneswar: There is a proposal to open 36 new Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas (OAVs) and upgrade another 30 to Higher Secondary level from the next academic session, informed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Patnaik made the disclosure while speaking at an orientation programme of principals and newly recruited teachers of OAVs here today.
Terming setting up one OAV in each block as an innovative project of his government, the Chief Minister revealed that OAVs have been already set up in 214 blocks and 30 out of these have been upgraded to Higher Secondary level.
He further said that when all the 314 OAVs will be set up in all blocks of the State as many as 1, 75,840 rural talents will benefit under the scheme by availing the opportunity of high-quality education in English medium.
Chief Minister felicitated 9 students who have secured highest marks in CBSE 10th examination, 9 OAVs where the result in 100% in 10th CBSE exam, 2019 and also 6 successful subject teachers.
Moreover, appointment orders were handed over to 472 newly recruited teachers in the programme.
School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das, who was the guest of honour said that Government is providing adequate funds for infrastructural development of these vidyalayas and he solicited sincere effort and co-operation of the principals and teachers for the success of the programme.
Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Adviser, OAVS said that qualified teachers have been selected through a rigorous and transparent selection process and the success of the programme largely depends upon the sincere efforts of the principal and teachers.
Sahoo further said that all efforts will be made in the coming year to make the vidyalayas centres of excellence and in coming days, OAV shall become a role model for the entire state in providing quality CBSE English medium education.
The Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Chithra Arumugam, gave the welcome address and congratulated the newly recruited Teachers. She advised them to put in their best efforts so that the learning outcome of the students improves.