COMMISSIONER OF Public Instruction L S Baghel will interact with principals of high and higher secondary schools across the State through SATCOM on September 18 from 11.00 am onwards.
The qualitative changes needed in school education system to improve results will be the main theme of the session. School Education Minister Dr Narottam Mishra is also likely to attend the programme. The minister will release a booklet containing 24 orders concerning qualitative improvements published by the Directorate of Public Instruction.
The interactive session will be followed by district-level review meetings, which will assess the progress made in qualitative improvement of school education system so far. The DPI has already sent officials to each district to review the progress. The officials will collect relevant data from respective districts.
In Bhopal, the review meeting will be held at the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET). All the school principals in various districts have been directed to compulsorily attend the meeting along with their work plan for the year 2006-07.
During the meeting, the principals are expected to present reports and data on various aspects including quarterly exams results, statistics of students as per the grades in quarterly exams, availability of subject-wise teachers and shortfall, details regarding number of guest teachers appointed, subject-wise statistics of students of Class IX and XI, details of transfers and joining etc.
NEW DECISIONS: The DPI has come out with several new decisions on qualitative improvement. It has been decided that principals of those schools where results have been good during the last academic year will be felicitated at the division level.
For this, details have been invited by September 30 and the felicitations will start in October, whereas principals of schools with less than ten per cent result will be served show cause notices and a departmental enquiry will be initiated against those principals in whose schools their have been a decline in results.
Furthermore, the DPI has decided to use CDs for teaching in all subjects and extend the facility to students of Class IX also. Last year CDs of mathematics, science and English had been prepared for students of Class X.
It has been reiterated that action will be taken against negligent teachers and the rule of 75 per cent attendance will be adhered to.