AGARTALA: Tripura Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath has claimed that the quality of education in the State has witnessed a remarkable improvement due to the Nutan Disha scheme which was introduced immediately after the BJP-IPFT coalition government came to power in 2018.
He said a recent survey revealed that the success rate of students from class I to class XIII witnessed a quantum jump in the annual examinations held just before the imposition of the lockdown and the results of which have recently been declared.
He said the success rate of the students between Class III and XI was 88 percent while it was 98 per cent between Class XI and XIII. However, the government is not happy with this performance and decided to conduct another round of examination for the students who scored at least 24 per cent in the annual examination. It is being done with an aim to achieve 100 per cent achievement.
He said the National Achievement Survey conducted in 2017 revealed that up to class XIII, 62 per cent of the students in Mathematics, 59 per cent in Science and 62 per cent in SST are not qualified for the class they are studying in. A social organization, Pratham Foundation, in their independent survey found that the majority of the students between Class III and XIII are less qualified compared to the class they are studying in. Many of them are unable to do plus or minus and can't even read their textbook.
The Education department conducted a massive survey for four days in February 2019 which also revealed a similar result. It revealed that 69 per cent of students between classes III and V and 43 per cent between classes XI and XIII are not qualified for their respective class.
The minister floated the Nutan Disha project in view of these survey reports to improve the quality of education. It includes holding parent-teachers meetings, special class for weak students, special training for the teachers, and holding examination across the State on the basis of similar question, etc. He said the statistics prove that the experiment was a total success and announced that the State government will not make any compromise with the quality of education.