Classes I to VIII will be closed till March 31
There will be no board exams for Class V and VIII
“Radical” change must be brought about in the field of education in Madhya Pradesh
CM Shri Chouhan reviews works of School Education Department
Bhopal, Dec 5
“Due to Covid, there will be no classes for Class I to VIII in the state till March 31. The upcoming academic session will start from 1st of April, 2021,” stated Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Classes I to VIII will be evaluated on the basis of project work, said the Chief Minister, elaborating that board exams will be held for Class Xth and XIIth and their classes will begin soon.
CM Chouhan further said that social distancing and other precautions will be fully observed in the classrooms. Students of Class IXth and XIth will be called to school for one or two days in a week.
Chief Minister Chouhan said this while chairing a review meeting of School Education Department in Mantralaya today. School Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Rashmi Arun Shami, Principal Secretary Manoj Govil and others were present in the meeting.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that a “radical” change has to be brought about in the field of school education in Madhya Pradesh so that the education here can be best. We have to make every government school best with the active support of the society. A committee of educationists should be constituted for guidance in the field of education in the state. Best education system should be implemented in the state after studying the education system of other states of the country.
Moral education must along with academic knowledge
Chief Minister Chouhan said that we have to implement such an education system in the state through which students can be made cultured citizens apart from providing knowledge and skills to them. Special emphasis has to be made on moral education.
Self-help groups will stitch uniforms and will purchase cloth also
Chief Minister Chouhan said that school uniforms will be prepared by self-help groups in the state and they will also purchase clothes for the uniforms.
Detailed action plan should be made for 10 thousand high quality schools
Chief Minister Chouhan said that year-wise detailed action plan should be made for 10 thousand high quality schools to be opened in the state in the next three years.
“Ek Parisar Ek Shala” Yojana
Government schools running on the same campus have been integrated under the “Ek Parisar Ek Shala” Yojana in the state, which has led to better operation of schools and has improved educational arrangements.
If guest faculty teaches well, he must be hired again next year
Chief Minister Chouhan directed that guest teachers who teach well should be hired in the same school next year as well. There should also be a provision for a hike in honorarium every year. Special attention should be paid to the quality of education.
Well-thought out Transfer Policy should be adopted
Chief Minister Chouhan directed that a well-thought out policy of transfer of teachers should be made so that no school is deprived of teachers. Those teachers who have been teaching in rural areas for a long time, should be posted in bigger places and should be posted initially in rural areas for a few years.
Positive outcome of “Super 100” scheme
“Super 100” scheme has brought very good results in the state. In the year 2020, 64 out of 95 JEE -Mains, 21 out of 64 in JEE-Advance and 93 out of 99 in NEET have been selected in the state. Chief Minister Chouhan congratulated all the concerned persons.
Private schools must not charge any fee except tuition fees
Chief Minister Chouhan directed that the private schools which remained closed due to Covid, should not charge any fee other than tuition fees for that period. This order should be strictly enforced.
KG-I and KG-II classes will start in 1500 schools
Under the new education policy, KG-I and KG-II classes will commence in 1500 government schools in the state in the first phase.
Those who do innovative work should be rewarded
Teachers doing excellent teaching work in government schools and making innovative experiments in educational activities should be rewarded.
Parents-teachers association meetings should be mandatory in every school
Chief Minister Chouhan instructed that parents-teachers association meetings should be held regularly in every government school. Ministers should also attend these meetings occasionally.