Gunotsav 2010 opens with focus on quality education

Published By : Admin | December 9, 2010 | 06:00 IST
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The second phase of Gunotsav- a brain child of Chief Minister Narendra Modi aiming to improve the quality of education at primary level has commenced in 618 primary schools of Vadodara district on Thursday.

As part of 'Gunotsav', the three day exercise to appraise the functioning of Government-aided schools and to evaluate the quality of education Principal Secretary to chief minister, K. Kailashnathan, on Thursday, attended a primary school at Rania village of Savli Taluka in Vadodara district. As many as 463 children hail from land labourer and OBC families study in this school. He attended the school for the entire day and conducted ability test of students of std-IV to std-VIII on subjects like Mathematics, English and Gujarati language.

He also conducted the dictation test to check their command over the language. Mr. Kailashnathan supervised and tested the food provided to primary children under Mid Day Meal scheme and enquired about attendance, computer facility, KU band facility, Library and playground in the school. Mr. Kailashnathan also enquired of drinking water facility, sanitation and cleanliness maintained in the school. The Principal Secretary participated in Morning Prayer and observed Yoga performed by school children.

Significantly, three thousand odd senior officials of the state, cabinet ministers and Chief Minister Narendra Modi himself participated in three-day long drive commenced from 9th December to 11th December and graded schools, teachers and students in Gujarat. Gujarat Government has scheduled advanced training sessions for teachers and teachers are expected to inculcate innovative and activity based learning in the class room. Extra coaching for weaker students has also been planned. Regular teleconferences would be conducted to review school procedures, to monitor and to share best practices.

Considering the precondition for quality education and with a view to laying the foundation for best quality education, Gujarat Government has recruited 1.21 lakh Vidya Sahayak (education assistants), built more than 64 thousand class rooms, opened around 19600 new science labs, installed computer labs in 5500 schools, provided 33 thousand rural schools with electricity and facilitate 33 thousand odd schools with better drinking water and sanitation.

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