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Poor show by primary students,government to conduct survey

This is a joint initiative from Pratham and state education department.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
December 8, 2013 4:09:49 am

Waking up to the dismal performance by primary school students at the survey conducted by Pratham,an NGO that works for education of children,state government’s education department has decided to conduct its own survey for a budget of Rs 1.3 crore. The training was held for all education officers on Saturday at State Council Educational Research and Training (SCERT).

This is a joint initiative from Pratham and state education department funded by Maharashtra Prathamic Shikshan Parishad to improve the quality of education.

“The workshop was held for all directors,education officers,DIET principals and block education officers.

“We have devised teaching material and representatives from Pratham will train the resource people. Then these resource people will go to their own districts and teach the teachers there,” said N K Jarag,Director,SCERT.

“On a pilot basis,100 schools from all districts in the state will be taken for this survey. This will include classes from 2 to 5. The schedule has been designed in such a way that the training of all teachers will end by December.

“Then on January 2,a pre-test will be conducted to gauge the understanding level of the students. After that from January 3 till March 30,these children will be given extra training as per the study material designed by SCERT and Pratham. Then on March 31,an exam will be held to gauge whether there has been any improvement or not. The conciliated report of the students will be made within two months,” said Ashok Bhosale,

Professor,SCERT.

“This will be to improve the reading writing and mathematical skills in the student. We want to make all students to attain a certain level of understanding before passing their secondary classes,” added Bhosale.

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