Himachal Pradesh strives hard to provide quality education



Himachal Pradesh Government is making efforts to provide quality education to students who have taken various steps to the learning challenges during the last two and half years.

State government spokesman confirmed in a press release yesterday that pupil teacher ratio in the state is one of the best in the country.

Whereas the state has teacher student ratio of 14:1 in primary, 13:1 in upper primary, 27:1 at secondary and 15:1 at higher secondary. The teachers are regularly trained and oriented so that their skills are constantly upgraded. The teachers who fulfill the norms as prescribed by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) are recruited in government schools.

The government has laid special focus of early reading, writing and numeracy at the elementary level. Specific directions have been issued in this regard to all the schools and this issue is being specifically focused on teacher trainings under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).

Under the provisions of Right to Education Act, learning standards for classes from one to eight for all subject chapters wise have been identified and notified in January, 2014. These standards have been printed and made available to all schools. The teachers have been made accountable to ensure that each child acquires these competencies and they give remedial teaching to students who are lacking in their learning. Further, based on the learning competencies, census assessment of students at the elementary level has been started under SSA.

Similarly, learning standards for class nine and ten have also been notified under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksh Abhiyan (RMSA) in December, 2014. These standards have also been notified and being distributed to all the schools.

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