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Rashmi Rekha Das

As many as 8,000 government-run high schools will get facelift, informed State School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash. 

After the transformation of the high schools in the first phase, the State government will renovate primary schools in the second phase, revealed Dash on Tuesday while speaking to mediapersons.

Recently, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik revamped his council of ministers and retained Samir Ranjan Dash as the School and Mass Education Minister. 

With less than two years left for the 2024 Assembly elections, the newly-inducted Minister is eyeing at completing unfinished projects as part of the State government’s measures to raise standard of education in schools. 

He said, “In a bid to raise standard of education, the government will transform 8,000 high schools in the first phase following which primary schools will get facelift. Besides, efforts are on to sort out discrepancies related to the teacher recruitment.”

Giving more information about the government’s plans, Dash said “Out of 8,000 high schools, 5,000 high schools’ transformation will be carried out in the first phase. The government will host a programme in Jajpur district on June 10 to mark beginning of the second phase renovation process of remaining high schools." 

"The State government has decided to recruit 11,000 teachers in high schools by June end. The newly- recruited teachers would be given their offer letters in a programme in the presence of Chief Minister. Adarsha Vidyalays will also get facelift soon,” he added.

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