Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan has envisioned an eight-point charter to transform the OAVs into centres of excellence. During the second day of OAVS Principals’ orientation programme on Thursday, OAVS Advisor Bijaya Sahoo exhorted OAVS Principals to hone their leadership skills and chalk out a clear strategy for improvement of education standards.
“The students of OAVs have to compete with 53,000 private schools in Odisha who do not have parents as guides like the private school children. Therefore, each school of OAVS needs to be strong enough to mentor the rural students to transform the education sector,” said Sahoo.
Illustrating the OAVS vision, Sahoo asked the principals to be full of empathy, fearlessness and foster inborn leadership qualities of children. He held an open house where he interacted with the Principals of OAVs and asked them to share ideas for improvement.
Speaking at the programme, Minister for School and Mass Education, Samir Ranjan Dash said, “OAVS is the brainchild of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The mission of OAVS will be accomplished when each stakeholder of the Sangathan will work together as a team and work hard.”
State Project Director for OAVS Raghuram Iyer delivered the welcome address and urged the Principals to be innovative in their approach.
The points chalked out during the meeting are:
- Standardisation of the Policy;
- Cluster meeting of 40 to 50 Principals with the entire Head Office better than Kendriya Vidyalayas or Navodaya Vidyalaya;
- Creating Head Office for Academics, Non-Academics, Education, Finance, HR/Law;
- Recruiting more TGT and PGTs;
- OAV Bhubaneswar Model School;
- Creating a cluster for the entire student community irrespective of School;
- Creating a Talent Pool;
- Thus creating a Centre of Excellence for other states to emulate in the next 2 to 3 years.