Performance of Primary schools

TNN Bureau. Updated: 12/3/2021 10:23:21 AM Edit and Opinion

In first, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) is all set to involve members of Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) to monitor the performance of Primary schools and winter camps in the valley.The development comes months after the Chief Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta chaired a meeting to review the implementation of the centrally sponsored scheme, Samagra Shiksha in Jammu and Kashmir.During the meeting, the Chief Secretary has advised the department to rope in Panchayats in the monitoring of the primary schools and institute a mechanism of obtaining monthly reports on the performance of the schools, besides seeking feedback from the students about their experience of teaching in the classes.Following the directions, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir has formulated Monthly School Evaluation Tool for monitoring purposes. Whereas, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir has written to all Chief Education Officer and Principal District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) of Kashmir, in this regard.In an official communication, the DSEK addressing to CEO and Principal DIETs said, “During the review meeting of centrally sponsored scheme Samagra Shiksha in J&K by Chief Secretary on November 1st, 2021 instructions were passed for the improvisation of different interventions in Education and monitoring of primary schools by PRIs (Panch/Sarpanch)”.In this context, you (CEO & Principal DIET) are advised to instruct Zonal Education Officers to inform the PRIs of their zone to take up the monitoring of Primary schools/Winter Camps for which a "Monthly School Evaluation Too has been formulated by this Directorate to be considered for the monitoring purpose, it added.“The PRIs shall then submit the monthly reports of school performance to concerned Zonal Education officers for the redressal of discrepancies thereof. Also, the PRIs may be given the soft copy of the "Learning Outcome document of NCERT wherein the class and age-appropriate competencies and skills of children are recorded which will help the PRIs to assess the learning levels of students”, it added.The PRIs will also submit a report about the school facilities, which includes, institutional plans, village education register, maintenance of school-based assessment records, toilet facility and other facilities.

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