With a current evaluation of the state authorities revealing that about 30 per cent of scholars haven’t returned to varsities, the Odisha School and Mass Education (SME) division has directed collectors to plot location-specific methods to convey college students again to lecture rooms.
Offline classroom instructing in colleges throughout the state resumed this February after a niche of two years as a result of pandemic.
Analysis of each day attendance knowledge from colleges, as supplied by the District Education Officers (DEOs), reveals that round 70 per cent college students are attending lessons, School and Mass Education Department Principal Secretary Bishnupada Sethi said in a letter to the district officers.
On districts with attendance under the state common, Sethi wrote, “The figures lead us to believe that thorough analysis has to be made to know the whereabouts of absentee students. It may so happen, these students who are not attending offline classes might have dropped out/moved out along with their parents (or) lost interest in academic activities due to non-continuance of the teaching schedule due to the pandemic situation and many other reasons, which need analysis.”
A overview by the division additionally discovered that college students clearing class VIII had been dropping out of college and never taking admissions in school IX.
To deal with the problem, the state authorities has requested all district collectors to plot a location-specific technique for the district involved to convey again youngsters to varsities. The collectors have additionally been requested to conduct a school-level survey to record college students not attending lessons.
“Junior teachers posted in schools may be sent to houses of absentee students to know the reason for their absence from school,” Sethi wrote. “These junior teachers should also motivate students and their parents to send their ward to school and explain the benefit (of schooling) and steps taken by the government to provide free books, free uniform, MDM (midday meals) and scholarships to students.”
Panchayat members and ladies’s self-help teams can be roped in for the train, Sethi urged.
As a Learning Recovery Plan (LRP) is underneath implementation by the federal government to assist recuperate the scholars from the educational loss, most attendance of scholars ought to be ensured, he talked about.