The School and Mass Education (SME) department of the Odisha government had to eat its words after first announcing that physical, offline teaching for classes I to V in the state will start from January 3, then refuting claims of the director of medical education and training (DMET) Dr Rama Raman Mohanty to assert that classes will start on Jan 3 as scheduled before timely announcing on Sunday that the decision on reopening of Classes I to V had been put on hold in view of the rising cases of Covid-19 in the state!
In a major decision, the Odisha School and Mass Education Department set on to promote 63,500 primary school teachers in the State. The department decided this in a review meeting held at Bhubaneswar and a detailed schedule in this regard was also prepared in the meeting.
Children can handle the viral infection much better than adults since they have lower number of receptors where the virus attaches. Therefore, when India thinks of reopening schools, it will be wise to open primary schools first.
Bhubaneswar: Taking into account the rise in cost of essential commodities, Odisha government has revised the daily ration cost for the mid-day meal programme in various schools in the State by over 3%. As per the letter issued to all Collectors, additional secretary of the School and Mass Education Department, Gangadhar Sahoo informed that the […]
Bhubaneswar: As many as 2,205 primary schools in the State are operating from one room, said School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra today. In reply to queries put forth by members of the State Assembly, Patra said, “A total of 17,000 schools are operating from two rooms.” He added, “At primary level, 1,66,743 […]
Jagatsinghpur: The future of as many as 12 schools with less than 10 students in Jagatsinghpur district is at stake as the Odisha government is mulling to close them and transfer the students to nearby schools. As per reports, the government is not satisfied with the way the schools are running even though the requisite […]
Bhubaneswar: Going by the promise it holds, the launch of Adarsh Vidyalayas (Model Schools) by Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday could arguably be termed a watershed movement in mass education in Odisha. The model school concept might be a step in the right path but a closer look reveals that the path is potholed […]