From our Correspondent
Dibrugarh, April 8: Gunotsav, an initiative of the Government of Assam for quality enhancement in elementary education, was celebrated in the district from April 5 to April 7 along with other seven pilot districts of Assam.
Out of 1,891 schools in the district, 1,448 government provincialized Lower Primary Schools, 269 Upper Primary Schools, 52 composite schools and 122 tea garden maged lower primary schools were exterlly evaluated by 645 Exterl Evaluators who participated from the district as well as from the neighbouring districts Tinsukia, Sivsagar, and Charaideo.
Additiol Chief Secretary, Industry and Commerce and Social Welfare, Ravi Kapoor, visited Dibrugarh Bengali HS, Graham Bazar Boys' MES and Graham Bazar Girls' HS and interacted with the children, parents and the teachers and shared valuable suggestions for improvement of learning of children by child-wise monitoring with affective classroom transaction.
Additiol Chief Secretary, WPT and BC and Power, Rajiv Kr Borah, visited Amolapatty Jr. Basic LPS, Chapori Ward LPS and Jeotimorol ME School, and performed exterl evaluation on reading, writing, and numeral skills of the children. He expressed his observations on the competency level of English and revealed that the children should be encouraged to enjoy the language through regular reading and writing practices in their age-appropriate classes so as to develop their ability to communicate in the language for better cognitive achievement during their higher level of learning.
The exterl evaluators included Laya Madduri, Ranjan Chakravarty, rayan Konwar and Vivekanda Phukan, the Deputy Commissioners from Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Sivsagar, and Charaideo respectively who visited three schools each during this process. Two ADGPs of Assam Police, Jyotirmoy Chakravarty and L R Bishnoi also participated as evaluators under Gunotsav in the district. The Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh, conducted evaluation in No 1 Purnda Road Adarsha LPS, ndeswar Chakravarty High School and Shantipara Harijan LPS where she spent a full day in each with the children, teachers, and parents to evaluate the learning level of children and the academic environment maintained in the school.
Apart from the IAS, IFS, IPS, ACS and APS officers, professors from university and colleges, class -I and class-II Officers from the participating districts, Ritupar Baruah, MLA, Lahowal, Binod Hazarika, MLA, Chabua, Terash Gowala, MLA, Duliajan, ren Sonowal, MLA, harkatia, Chakradhar Gogoi, MLA, Moran and 10 senior officials of the Government of Assam also took part as Exterl Evaluators by visiting one school per day for three days during celebration of Gunotsav in the district. Their observations and recommendations will be taken into consideration for formulation of policy and designing effective strategy for improving quality elementary education.
Dream project of the State Government, Gunotsov, aimed to evaluate schools and students of schools in order to assess their performance and design strategies to bring about quality improvement in levels of learning as well as in the school environment. From the assessment done on four core areas -academic achievements of children of Class-II to Class VIII, one school can score 60 per cent of the total achievement from the learning level of reading, writing, numeracy and other subject areas of the children, 20 per cent from co-scholastic activities, 10 per cent from the availability and utilization of school infrastructure and other facilities and 10 per cent from community participation in the school.
Till the third day of evaluation in 1891 schools, 94 per cent of the children were reported to be present and the members of SMC, mothers' group, guardians, and the local community participated in the interaction with the evaluators and expressed their role and expectations from the school as well as the department for all-round development of the schools.
1,891 schools in Dibrugarh evaluated during Gunotsav
From our Correspondent