In order to improve Class 9 results of city government schools which decline every year and to upgrade quality education in each class, the UT education department has planned to constitute committees which will help the department to analyse the cause of poor results and inspect teaching offered at primary levels.
The findings of the state-level achievement survey which released its studies in September stated that primary level students couldn’t solve basic mathematical problems or even read or write simple English.
Following these findings and NCERT assessments, the education-cum finance secretary in October had proposed to form ‘inspection’ committees to see in which fields government schools were lagging behind.
The education department has finally decided to rope in the State Council Educational Research and Training (SCERT) institute which would look into school academics.
Commenting on it, the director public instructions (schools) Rubinderjit Singh Brar said, “We have planned to collaborate with the SCERT to form separate committees.
These committees will be responsible to further look after the all round development of government schools. We are yet to do this, officially.”
Talking to the SCERT head Surender S Dahiya, he said, “We have been told about the plan but nothing official has been initiated yet. Our role in this committee will be to take care of the schools academics. We need to see how can we work on the improvement of teachers, how we can train them better. We further need to ensure this training leads to teachers who can provide quality education to children.”
Dahiya spoke about what the committees would require to focus on. “The committees will focus not only on children but the teachers as well, who need counseling. School principals will also need to meet frequently since they are responsible for the over-all development of the school, be it in academics, co-curricular or sports.
It is the principals who are required to discuss the path on how to improve their results and the kind of environment they want to provide to students,”Dahi added.