Saksham classrooms: Deputy commissioner reviews scheme
Gurugram: In order to improve the state of education in Gururgam and Haryana, the state government formulated the Saksham Haryana scheme. On Thursday, Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh reviewed the progress of the scheme with various government teachers and officials. The state of education in government schools can be gauged from the fact the state was barely able to cross the pass percentage of 50 percent in the recently held board examinations.
Now to change the scenario, the Haryana government has teamed up with the private players to create Saksham (Efficient) classrooms.
Under this scheme, the school students will be provided with tabs and imparted education through digital means. One model of such classroom was recently inaugurated in Kherki Dhaula government school in Gurugram. There are no plans to provide free tabs and offer education through digital means in other government schools of Gurugram as well.
Through this project, the officials are also planning to create a mechanism so that in the future primary school students of government schools may not have to carry bags. A pilot study is being conducted by the department of education to see the feasibility of such a plan. If successful, it will ensure thousands of primary students till class till class 5 getting rid of the heavy load. Besides project saksham various pilot studies on these lines have been conducted in the past pilot study will be conducted in schools of Gurugram district and adjoining district of Nuh.
To reduce the load of bags there are plans to build shelves that will be built by the public agencies where the books of the students will be kept. It will also be ensured that the teachers will make their pupils do the homework on the school premises. "On our part of improving the system in education in the government school, this is one of the steps that have been undertaken. We want to start this experiment in the Southern Haryana districts led by Gurugram and gradually extend it to other parts of Haryana, "said a senior official from the department of education.
The move comes at a time when most of the government school in the district are grappling with crumbling infrastructure. The state government for long have been criticised for not bringing in major reforms to improve the education system in government institutions. The poor state of affairs in the government schools is resulting in most of the parents forcing to rely on the private educational institutions.