Bhubaneswar: In a bid to assess quality education in government schools in the State, Secretary School & Mass Education Department, S Aswathy along with 8 monitoring teams, visited more than 35 elementary and High Schools in Jagatsinghpur district recently.
The team led by the S&ME Secretary inspected implementation of projects executed by the State Government in these schools. The monitoring teams covered 8 blocks in two days and interacted with the schools’ administration for effective implementation of various education projects taken up by the department.
During the visit, the teams stressed on the need to ensure availability of good school infra with safe drinking water, quality MDM, campus cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation facilities for girl students and sports infrastructure. They also inquired about the difficulties, if any, faced by the students and assured them of addressing all of their woes.
The state teams reviewed the progress of ‘Learning Recovery Programme’, introduced to minimise the impact of lost learning among the students due to COVID-19 and stressed on effective use of utilities created under 5T High School Transformation Programme.
Later, they also paid a visit to the District Resource Centre in Ersama block and inspected the facilities available for differently abled students. Accompanied by the district officials of education department, the Commissioner cum Secretary reviewed the progress of several initiatives in Government High School, Tarapur, Tarapur Primary School, Manijanga Govt. High School, Government Primary School, Jadatira, Ersama High School, Jagannathpur High School and OAV, Jagannathpur.
On Friday, the monitoring team held a meeting with Jagatsinghpur Collector and reviewed the programmes and projects implemented by the State Government to improve the quality of education by building strong educational foundation.
Highlighting the importance of sustainability in school education, the senior officials instructed the school administration and district education officials for making the most out of the available resources. They advised officials concerned for ensuring successful implementation of ‘Inclusive Education’ and Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in all schools of the district.
State Project Director-OSEPA, COO-Mo School Abhiyan, District Education Officer, Jagatsinghpur and Block Education Officers were also part of the team. In coming days, the School & Mass Education Department will launch massive monitoring drives in all 30 districts to ensure effective implementation of the programmes at school-level, reports stated.