| Agartala |
Published: May 16, 2020 11:00:21 am
Two years after Tripura discovered 57 per cent of students studying in the elementary classes could not read words, sentences or do simple arithmetic, results have significantly created in the state-based schools, Education Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Ratan Lal Nath said. He or she claimed the progress was accomplished due to a compartmentalised priority education structure his government introduced last year.
Speaking to reporters, the education ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) on Saturday said the improvement was sourced from the results of main and secondary level examination to get school students held this year.
“Results of the primary segment (class 3-5) show 88 per cent out of 1,50,168 students enrolled in this segment have passed along with 98 per cent students enrolled in the elementary segment. The figures are way better than the statistic in 2019 where 69 per cent students in the primary segment and 43 per cent in the elementary segment were found ineligible to study in the classes they were admitted in”, Nath said.
He credited ‘Notun Disha’ (new development), a scheme presented in January last year for establishing baseline education of students and be sure quality education with the progress better academic performance in schools.
The scheme categorised students in various categories like ‘Sadhana’, ‘Prerana’ etc. based on their academic acumen plus helped them pick lessons in their own pace.
“We held a series of teacher-parent meetings to understand the requirements of children. Teachers were especially trained for the job. We conducted examinations with centrally regulated questions for the first time in Tripura this year, well before lockdown came into force. The results have arrived and they are highly positive”, he or she said.
Tripura currently has 4,398 authorities and government-aided schools apart from 335 private schools. Nearly 5 lakh students study in these schools throughout the state. In an effort to assess the right academic status of students studying in various schools of the state, Tripura’s judgment BJP-IPFT announced ‘Notun Disha’ to provide students from class 3 in order to 8 shortly after they assumed workplace in 2018.
Tripura’s bad education scenario was revealed with a report of the National Achievement Study (NAS) held in 2017 as well as the Annual Status Education Report (ASER) of Pratham Foundation, a private non-reflex educational trust.
The EM survey had found that amongst students enrolled in different classes until the elementary level, 62 percent were not eligible to study mathematics within their respective classes. Similarly, 59 percent were found ineligible to study technology and 62 percent in interpersonal science papers.
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