New Delhi January 10: To pay more attention to students who are academically weak, the state government of Odisha has decided to start extra classes for them during the summer vacation from this year. An announcement to this effect was made by School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash.
Zero fail mission
The prime objective of starting extra classes for the students is to achieve ‘zero fail mission’ in matriculation examination.
“Students who are weak in studies need special attention. Under the ‘zero fail mission’, we want to make sure that all schools in Odisha attain 100 per cent results,” Samir Ranjan Dash told a news agency.
Teachers to teach on rotational basis
The minister stated that the schools will deploy teachers on rotational basis and they will take classes during the summer vacation from May till mid-June.
“Even during summer vacation, teachers do come to schools on rotation duty. These teachers would take extra classes to improve the standard of the students,” the minister added.
The development comes as the state government this week launched various developmental projects for the schools worth more than Rs 200 crore in Mayurbhanj district.
Tribal school in Mayurbhanj district
While launching the developmental projects, the state CM stressed on the need of education for the deprived tribal population of Mayurbhanj district and hoped the newly set up institute will usher in a transformation in tribal population in order to bring them into the national mainstream.
“Education is empowerment and the real transformation can be possible through education,” CM Naveen Pattnaik said.
The CM inaugurated Adani-KISS residential school for the poor students in Mayurbhanj district. The school was built at a cost of over Rs 60 crore at Bankisole area of this tribal-dominated district. The school is spread over an area of 50 acres and would house 1500 students.
The school has all facilities like 24-hour uninterrupted power supply, smart classes and a 50-bed modern hospital managed by Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bhubaneswar.