What makes this remedial campaign different from the education department’s previous initiatives is that this not only aims at specifically improving the reading skills of students but also enhancing their comprehension levels.
To start with, unlike government and grant-in-aid schools where both teachers and students are covered under the system, private schools at present are only submitting its students’ attendance to the education department.
Even as government advertisements on radio praise this mo-de of attendance for school teachers run from a command and control centre, school principals have to travel upto seven kilometres in search of mobile connectivity in these areas to upload teachers’ attendance data.
A similar decision was passed in 2013 where, out of nearly 33,000 primary schools, 13,450 primary schools with 100 and less students and similarly, some 6,826 primary schools with 50 and even less students were identified.
According to the amended Bill, “Three members from the field of agriculture and allied sciences will be nominated by the state government and one member will be nominated by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).”