100 new model schools in state from next year

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to make 100 model schools operational in the state from the next academic session.

A decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here on Monday.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting, School and Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra said a total of 1772 employees including 1332 teachers would be recruited for appointment in these new model schools.

The process would be completed by March next year while classes will start from April, he added.

It was revealed at the meeting that a new outfit—Odisha Secondary Schools Organisation—would be formed which will be headed by the School and Mass Education minister as its president.