Drive to assess primary schools completed in Gujarat

The three-day mega drive to assess the compatibility of 3,000 primary schools of the state by the education department completed today, officials sources said.

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2010, 22:01 PM IST

Ahmedabad: The three-day mega drive to
assess the compatibility of 3,000 primary schools of the state
by the education department completed today, officials sources
said.

As a part of the exercise top IAS, IPS, IFS and other
officers besides ministers went to over 33,000 schools to
access their compatibility and grade them.

This is the second year when the drive `Gunotsav` is
being conducted by the state government.

During the first year, the emphasis was on to check the
drop out ratio and encourage school children continue their
education. The effort came in for praise from the UNICEF, too.

This year, the review comprises evaluation of nearly
33,000 schools into six grades. The officials went to schools
and spent an entire day their to find out about the state of
education in the primary school.

The emphasis was also on gradation of teachers and
improving the skills of weak ones.

The grades of schools and of teachers will be
communicated to schools later, officials said.

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi also went to three
different schools during the three day drive and interacted
with primary school students teachers. Modi on the last day
today went to Kuvarad village in Sami taluka in Banaskantha
district.

Speaking at a village meeting, Modi said hundreds of
crores of rupees have been spent on education in the past but
it remains neglected due to complacency.

"Primary school teaching deserves top priority for a
strong foundation of a child, to build a strong future and to
create a strong state. Education is as important as nutritious
food for all round growth of child," Modi said.

He said the government is extending all possible help to
build physical infrastructure to ensure qualitative
improvement of schools.

He appealed to the parents that they should also
encourage their children for studies. He stressed on the
burden-less education, nutritious food, computer education and
cleanliness habits.

PTI