Noida: GB Nagar schools asked to participate in swachhta ranking
The Uttar Pradesh government is observing ‘swachhta fortnight’ from October 1 to 15 involving teachers and students.noida Updated: Oct 05, 2017 22:18 IST
To encourage government schools to maintain cleanliness on the school premises, the district administration has asked school administrations to submit details of their schools’ infrastructure, cleanliness inside premises and awareness among students and teachers towards swachhta, officials said.
The union government plans to rank schools according to their ‘swachhta Index’. The Uttar Pradesh government is observing ‘swachhta fortnight’ from October 1 to 15 involving teachers and students.
Likewise, the human resource development (HRD) ministry has also asked all government schools in India to participate in the ranking. Schools have been asked to upload details on the HRD ministry website. The first prize has been stipulated at ₹1,20,000, Prasad said.
The last date for filling the form is October 31.
The district administration has also asked government schools in Gautam Budh Nagar to participate in the school ranking.
According to district information system for education (DISE) report 2016, there are 697 government schools in GB Nagar. Bal Mukund Prasad, elementary education officer of GB Nagar told Hindustan Times that education officials have been asked to inspect schools on certain points to decide the rankings.
“We have been provided a 25 pointer notice to inspect schools after they submit details about their infrastructure, teacher-student ratio, drinking water facility, toilet facilities and other aspects,” said Prasad, basic shiksha adhikari (official), GB Nagar.
DISE report also mentions that 99.4% schools in the district have drinking water facility and 99.7% schools have toilet facility.
Prasad said schools will be inspected on various parameters such as, “We want to see if students are aware of swachhta mission, whether the teachers are trained well enough to teach students about swachhta, whether students wash their hands before eating midday meals, whether safe drinking water is available or not and how clean are the school premises including toilet