The findings are based mostly on a survey of 81 authorities main and upper-primary colleges in Katihar and Araria districts of Seemanchal area. The survey was performed in January-February 2023 by the Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan (JJSS), which works primarily in 5 districts of Kosi-Seemanchal area.
As per the survey findings, none of those colleges meet the norms of the Proper to Training (RTE) Act. “There are acute trainer shortages, with solely 35% of main colleges and 5% upper-primary colleges assembly RTE norms on pupil-teacher ratio (one trainer per 30 kids). Additional, solely 58% of the appointed academics have been discovered on obligation on the time of the survey. The dismal situation of presidency colleges has led to a heavy reliance on personal tuitions,” the survey report mentioned.
“The education system suffered a heavy blow throughout the Covid-19 disaster. Many academics really feel that “most” kids in Lessons 1-5 had forgotten learn and write by the point colleges reopened final yr. No critical measures have been taken to assist these college students. Authorities colleges are in peril of being displaced by low cost and dingy tuition centres – an unhealthy atmosphere for youngsters. Pressing motion is required to deal with this disaster,” the report mentioned.
“Compliance with the RTE Act, offering eggs daily with the noon meal and a ban on tuition throughout faculty hours could be begin,” the report recommended.
“The higher colleges within the pattern, just like the Upgraded Center Faculty Chargharia in Araria district, have proven that it’s doable to revive authorities colleges,” the survey, which was performed beneath the steering of economist Jean Dreze and the JJSS secretary Ashish Ranjan, mentioned.
Contacted over cellphone for his touch upon the survey report, director (main training) Pankaj Kumar mentioned the state of affairs has improved lots within the authorities colleges because the survey was performed. “They need to conduct a contemporary survey now. Every trainer will probably be discovered within the faculty lately,” Pankaj mentioned, including he joined the training division simply three months again.
State’s training minister Chandra Shekhar couldn’t be reached for his remark regardless of repeated makes an attempt on his cell numbers.