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Teaching dept of govt schools with poor results to be given to NGOs

Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday announced to hand over the teaching operations of all the government schools having ‘poor’ performance to NGOs which are willing to accept the responsibility of improving it.

education Updated: May 25, 2016 19:35 IST
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Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday announced to hand over the teaching operations of all the government schools having ‘poor’ performance to NGOs which are willing to accept the responsibility of improving it. (Parampreet Singh Narula/HT file photo)

Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday announced to hand over the teaching operations of all the government schools having ‘poor’ performance to NGOs which are willing to accept the responsibility of improving it.

Addressing a conclave of teachers and other officials of education department in Gandhinagar, Patel gave several examples where such NGOs, working in the field of education, have drastically improved the results of some schools situated in rural areas.

“After the recent evaluation drive ‘Gunotsav’ across Gujarat, we learned that there are several schools which are very poor. The ratio of result was zero in some of these schools. To improve the results of such schools, we can take help of NGOs, as they are also willing to do the job,” the chief minister said.

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“An NGO based in Vadodara brought result of a school from zero to 77% in just four months after it was handed over to them. Many other poor schools have also shown significant improvement. Thus, we must think about handing over such poor schools to NGOs for effective results,” she added.

Patel also expressed dissatisfaction about the lackadaisical approach of District Education Officers (DEOs) in identifying such NGOs and handing over schools to them in time.

“Government need not pay anything to these NGOs, as they are ready to bring their own teachers. DEOs just needs to identify them. But, it seems that things are not moving at desired pace. I don’t know what’s stopping you. DEOs are taking months to give order to NGOs. This is not done,” Patel said.

“We can utilise NGOs to improve education. I want all the DEOs to find out all the poor schools which can be handed over to NGOs. DEOs need to take a decision within one month about which schools can be handed over to which NGO,” the CM, who was accompanied by state education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, added.

Addressing over 5,000 teachers, DEOs and other officials, Chudasama called for an urgent action to improve Gujarati language result of Class 10 students.

“In the recently announced board results, numerous students fared very poor in Gujarati language. This is not acceptable. Why our students are lagging behind in their own mother tongue? We all need to pay serious attention to this issue. I believe that primary teachers need to do more in this regard,” he said.