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Gunotsav Phase II in full swing

Ministers, MLAs, IAS & IPS officers turn evaluators

By Our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 11: For teachers and pupils in government schools in 12 districts of Assam, the time of reckoning is now at hand. None less than the Chief Minister, his cabinet colleagues, legislators and top bureaucrats are visiting as inspectors – evaluating the quality of education being imparted and level of infrastructure the schools possess.
The second phase of Gunotsav has been under way since October 10 and will conclude on October 13. Day 2 on Wednesday saw ministers, MLAs, IAS and IPS officers inspecting elementary schools to evaluate the level of learning of students and the quality of infrastructure. On Thursday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will inspect elementary schools in Silchar, the headquarters of Cachar district.
On Wednesday, while Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia visited an LP School at Boko in Kamrup district, DGP Mukesh Sahay visited Rampur ME School in Kamrup. While MLA Phani Bhushan Choudhury went to Bongaigaon Railway LP School, Additional Chief Secretary VB Pyarelal visited Nargaon LP School near Rani, and AIGP Rana Bhuyan visited an LP school in a tea estate in Charaideo district. They interacted with students to ascertain the quality of education received. They also took stock of infrastructure and teaching aids available in the schools.
According to sources in Education Department, the second phase of Gunotsav will cover 18,787 elementary schools in 12 districts.
After the first phase was conducted in February this year, schools that received ‘A’ grade were rewarded at a function recently.
State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “Schools in the State are plagued by many problems that can’t be gauged properly by sitting in Dispur. It’s the administration that has to go to the schools to know exactly what problems they face and the quality of education they impart. When ministers and bureaucrats see the problems on the spot, they can gauge the situation right. Many facts come to light that help them do the needful to get things done in desired manner.”