School standard in Goa state

This article is about School standard at present in Goa state, Government is taking action against it to further improve on schools and educational standard, Teaching methods, Educational infrastructure

In Goa, there are around 75 per cent of schools in the Goa State use very old methods or stereotype methods in teaching and left very little scope for interactive and experimental teaching. Important is there is no special creativity in teaching methods, extra effort, and experimental teaching is almost abandoned as teachers are more interested in completing syllabus in time," says Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS), an NGO in its special report for 2007-2008.

The Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana has improved an integrated Educational Quality Improvement Project (EDUQIP) to further improve quality of education in the educational institutes. BJS performed general study of the schools in Goa and made several recommendations to upgrade quality of the state education.

The report was presented in the House, in July 2010, in response to a question asked, What is step taken to improve the quality of education in Goa state?
Goa Schools condition said in the House, and says, about 40 per cent of schools of Goa do not have enough toilets and also their maintenance is very poor. Above 50 per cent of schools have ordinary level toilets for staff and students together. Also, most of the schools provide unclean and unfiltered tap water to the students for drinking and 42 per cent schools have lacking number of taps and supply of drinking water.

Also, about 25 per cent of schools have no playgrounds at all and about 45 per cent schools have very small playground with not level facade making it almost unusable, says findings of Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana. With regards to participation of management in orientation programs it is found that 80 per cent of the private management members have never or rarely attended any orientation program on education. They showed enthusiastic willingness to attend such programs, nevertheless, says BJS in its report.

In addition, about 42 per cent schools do not have any library facilities with ample books etc. It also observed that very small rooms are used as library to store books. Also, most of the schools did not have enough number of reference books and required magazine.

The BJS in its study also checked safety and security in the schools and exposed that an alarmingly 90 per cent of schools do not have enough safety and security systems like fire extinguishers, safety in labs, compound wall, fencing, speed breakers outside school.

Other than this, in most of the schools no disaster management drill and training has taken place whereas first aid facility was also found to be inadequate.

The State Government in reply to the House clarified that every schools has been now observed and asked to prepare road map to upgrade their present standard and condition. Heads of institutions and teachers are trained and they have been asked to focus on strengths and weaknesses mentioned in the school report. Heads of institutions have also been directed to have effective teaching –learning process in the school.

These are Recommendations of BJS as follows;

* Conduct repeated workshops on creativity in teaching

* Teachers should be trained on continuous basis on different kinds of teaching and assessment techniques

* Disaster management training and drills should be made compulsory in schools for both teachers and students along with the staff

* Immediate need to review and upgrade the safety and security measures in the all the schools in Goa

* Should have a formal vision and mission statement, proper system with constant monitoring of cleanliness of the toilets is essentials make immediate arrangements, make alternative arrangements for schools that do not have playgrounds.

* Construction and repair of toilets, a proper system with constant monitoring of cleanliness of the water tanks is essential and makes provision of funds to upgrade library in terms of books and infrastructure.

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Guest Author: RAJESH.R07 Jun 2011

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your information about School standard in Goa State. It is very useful to people who transfering from other states.



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