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Laing, Lahunipada and Bhawanipur Ekalabya Model School of Sundargarh district earn ISO certification
Six Ekalabya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) in the State have received ISO 9001-2008 Certification for imparting high quality education for tribal children.
Principal Secretary of the Department of ST & SC Development Ashok Kumar Tripathy was informed on Thursday that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), located in Switzerland, has approved the ISO 9001-2008 certificate to the EMRSs of Laing, Lahunipada and Bhawanipur in Sundargarh district, Dhanghera in Mayurbhanj, Ranki in Keonjhar and Rampilo in Jajpur,
There are 11 EMRSs functioning in Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Gajapati and Koraput districts. The schools impart education from Class VI to XII after selecting the students through an entrance test.
Collector of Mayurbhanj Pramod Kumar Meherda took keen interest in the Dhanghera EMRS. He had visited the school and found things were not up to mark. He harped on academic, social and infrastructural development of the institution. Teachers took the academic leadership and the school ably aided by the PA ITDA and DWO of the district brought perceptive institutional changes. The team members for ISO Certification inspection were happy to see the improvements according to the standards prescribed.
Similar is the scene in Sundargarh district, where all the three EMRSs received ISO 9001-2008, thanks to the initiative of Collector Shalini Pandit, whose insistence on more faculty-student interaction, psychological and social process development, improvement in learning environment and physical development, earned the support of the ISO team.
“Now, we will go for ISO Certification award for other five EMRSs as the district Collectors and officials of the department are inclined to bring in quality management system (QMS) in these institutions,” said Ashok Tripathy.