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54000 schools to be upgraded to model status in Odisha

Following is a report from TOI:

BHUBANESWAR: About 54,000 schools in the state are slated to boast the status of model schools from November 30, with 33 components to be incorporated in each school to make them environment and child friendly. A replica of the model school or ‘Ama Vidyalaya’ was presented at the ongoing Survi-2011 children’s festival.

“The model school here is really nice and beautiful. But my school is still the old one. It would be really great if it can also have these facilities,” said Somnath Patra at the festival, a student from Keonjhar district.

“Each school has been given a particular amount of money to make the necessary changes to convert it into a model school or Ama Vidyalaya, the deadline for which has been fixed for November 30. The replica here will give the grassroots functionaries a clear picture of the concept,” said a senior officer of school and mass education department here.

Schools making the transition to their model version will have a boundary wall, garden, play material like swing, see-saw, etc. The boundary walls will sport school information board, financial display board, idea box, height measurement scale, etc. A model school verandah will display the name of the members of the school cabinet and a toll free helpline number.

The model school classrooms have been designed in a beautiful manner, keeping the needs of teachers and students in mind. Each of the four walls are designated for different purposes. While one wall will sport the blackboard, the other three will be students’ wall, teachers’ wall and Barnali wall, displaying activity based learning elements / pictures for the students. The students’ wall will have two boards — Ama Kama and Ame Taraka Mane. In Ama Kama children will display the classroom work or project work done by them, including creative works like drawings, crafts, etc. In Ame Taraka Mane (We the Stars), the board will be used by teachers to appreciate and acknowledge children’s talent, participation, contribution in curricular and co-curricular activities by writing their names on the board. The children may be selected as stars in a weekly rating, based on their behaviour towards classmates and seniors, attendance, and academic and co-curricular activities.

November 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

Chandra Sekhar Behera Zilla School, Sambalpur

Following is an old picture of  CSB Zilla School. This picture is taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zilla_School:

September 25, 2011 at 7:43 am 1 comment

Mother tongue based multilingual education: Kosli language as a medium of instruction in the schools of western Odisha

Following paragraph is taken from http://www.ciil.org/AnnMLE2011.aspx.

 …………….Two states in India – Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Orissa – have started mother tongue based multilingual education (MLE) on a pilot basis for tribal children. AP started MLE in 8 tribal mother tongues (MTs) in 2004 and Orissa in 10 tribal MTs in 2006. The states have the program in over 500 schools with first batch of children in grades IV and V, respectively, in AP and Orissa; AP is adding over 2300 schools in the year 2011 and Orissa is scheduled to add 500 schools. Few more states are also expected to join the MLE movement in India. Jharkhand, Assam and Chhattisgarh are already planning to start MLE in the states. Mother tongue based MLE is now an international movement especially for those from dominated minor, minority and marginalized languages and suffering negative consequences of submersion and assimilation forms of education in non-mother tongue languages ……………………….

The above thing is an eye opener for all of us. This is a good start by the government. Along this line Kosli language should be used as the medium of instruction in the schools of western Odisha districts and Athmallik subdivision. On this topic please see our earlier discussions:

 ● Kosli language waits for govt’s nod for inclusion in the Indian constitution

Parliament debates on Kosli language

● Recent advances on Kosli language

● The Sambad (Odia daily) on our discussion of Kosli language

Responses to the article entitled ‘Matrubhasha O Maanak Bhasha’ by Debi Prasanna Patnaik published in the ‘Sambad’ on 22nd July 2011 (Part I)

Responses to the article entitled ‘Matrubhasha O Maanak Bhasha’ by Debi Prasanna Patnaik   published in the ‘Sambad’ on 22nd July 2011 (Part II)

● Dr Arjun Purohit’s response to Debi babu’s article on Kosli language

● Kosli language should be a subject and the medium of instruction in primary classes : Dr. Mahendra Kumar Mishra

July 31, 2011 at 3:05 pm 4 comments

Orissa to open “Open School” in every district

Following report is from express buzz.com:

BHUBANESWAR: There is still hope for school dropouts who could not complete their studies due to various reasons. The State Government is planning to start open schools in all the districts very soon to enable over-aged dropouts complete their schooling.

The initiative is being taken under the Orissa State Open School (OSOS) which proposes to set up the open schools on the lines of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Students getting themselves enrolled at the open school could either opt for a personal contact programme or a distance education programme to get quality education.

For the junior classes, the school would impart education in essential subjects, including arithmetic, reading and writing, alongside pre-vocational training to help them get employment in case they are unable to continue their education. These schools will also offer dozens of new courses so that students can opt for the professional skills best suited to their regional markets.

“The idea has been mooted with an aim of drawing school dropouts back to classrooms by providing them an organised system of education outside of formal schooling,” said School and Mass Education Minister Pratap Jena while speaking to this paper.

He said talks are on with the higher authorities of NIOS to formulate the courses and schooling designs and the Department is expecting to start the open schools during the ongoing academic year. “The open schools are expected to draw a large number of dropouts in the State who want to complete their schooling. The duration of the courses for classes V, VII and X would be of six months each. The detailed modalities for the functioning of these schools are being worked out,” the Minister said. He added that extra care will be taken to ensure that quality of education in such schools is not compromised. The schools would function through a number of study centres which would be established in different districts.

 Several other state governments have launched the open-school system to provide educational facilities to over-aged school dropouts to complete their education.

July 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm Leave a comment

24,000 sikshya sahayaks to be recruited by 2011:Orissa State Government

Following is a report from expressbuzz.com:

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has decided to launch a massive recruitment drive of teachers to ensure all children exercise their right to education.

Sources said that chief minister Naveen Patnaik has already given a go ahead to the proposal from the school and mass education department. Under the programme, 24,000 sikshya sahayaks will be appointed during the next three months. Advertisements for the largescale recruitment will be given next week.

There are 25493 vacancies of sikshya sahayaks in the state, out of which 24,000 is now proposed to be filled up. Out of these, the requirement for trained graduate teacher (TGT) in Science is 10,534 and TGT in Arts is 2499. Similarly, need for Plus Two CT trained in Science is 5113 and Plus Two Arts CT Trained is 5454.

Finance department sources maintained that the trained teachers will get Rs.4000 per month, while untrained will receive Rs.3500 per month. The state government is reported to be contemplating to engage teachers with lesser qualifications because of non-availability of trained teachers as required.

Accordingly, the Ministry of HRD has been moved to relax the training qualification. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik had taken up the issue of relaxation of training qualification with union HRD minister Kapil Sibal in November, 2010 during one of his Delhi visits.

All the district collectors have been asked to complete the process of recruitment of sikshya sahayaks by March, 2011.

January 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm 44 comments

Sri Sri to open a tribal school in Kalahandi

Following is a report from The expressbuzz:

BHAWANIPATNA: He was here to spread the message of happiness. The declaration that Art of Living Foundation is contemplating to set up 20 tribal schools across the country and the first such school will be set up in Kalahandi definitely brought smile to many faces.

 Addressing a mass satsang programme here yesterday evening, he said tribals are protectors of age-old cultural heritage and it is our duty to protect their culture and provide them with minimum basic amenities. He also expressed concern over growing corruption and said this can change only with a change in the mindset and fellow feelings for others.

Earlier, he laid foundation stone for the proposed agriculture college under Sri Sri University at Limser village near Dharamgarh and addressed a farmers’ meet at Dharamgarh. Expressing concern over crop damage due to untimely rain, he asked farmers to adopt organic farming.

The spiritual guru also visited the farm house-cum-temple complex of MP Bhakta Das at Suknabhata village near Bhawanipatna and performed Rudra puja there. He also interacted with tribals, who had come there from Niyamgiri and distributed blankets among them.

Mega part1 course of ‘Art of living’ was conducted at Bhawanipatna and Dharamgarh from December 13 to 16 and before his departure this morning, he conducted Maha Rudra puja at the college ground here.

December 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

Jharkhand plans English medium schools in 203 blocks; What about Orissa govt.?

Following is a report by IANS taken from http://www.thaindian.com:

Ranchi, Nov 2 (IANS) The Jharkhand government will open English medium schools in 203 blocks of the state, Chief Minister Arjun Munda announced here Tuesday.

“In the current financial year, we will open English medium schools in 41 blocks while the rest will be opened in the next financial year,” Munda told reporters.

“The government plans to provide quality education to students of the rural parts of the state,” he added.

At present, all government run schools in the state are Hindi medium.

November 2, 2010 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

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