DC Shopian reviews progress of ‘Pilot Schools’ of Education Department
SHOPIAN : The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the progress of ‘Pilot Schools’ of the Education department at Mini Secretariat, Arhama, here.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that creation of ‘Pilot Schools’ has been proposed with an aim to minimize the learning gaps and enhance learning outcomes among students as per curriculum expectation besides, achieve reasonable progress in distribution of new learning material, and provide enhanced teacher training for capacity building of staff.
Vaishya informed that so far 40 schools in the first instance 10 from each Zone have been proposed as ‘Pilot Schools’ with an aim to minimize learning gaps and enhance learning outcomes among students as per curriculum expectation, achieve reasonable progress in distribution of new learning material, provide enhanced teacher trainings for capacity building of staff.
Focus was laid on making a child profile for identifying requirements of students particularly academic, co-curricular, health and hygiene, tracking system for each child and their investment in learning for all round development, community mobilization partnership at District level for best school/community relationship, summative type of evaluation of school etc.
During the course of meeting stress was also laid on above interventions and their expeditious execution and it has been desired that the extension of target from 500 students to 1200 students and provision of study material for Social Studies subject, besides English, Science and Mathematics be incurred forthwith.
The meeting ended with an appreciative note on the performance and engagement of all participants and stakeholders and it has been hoped that every contributor will invest his best in the cumulative accomplishment of the programme in the district.
Chief Education Officer Shopian, M Mushtaq, faculty members from DIET Shopian, HOIs of Pilot Schools, District/Zonal Resource personnel and members of Local NGO attended the meeting.