Jagatsinghpur, August 7 (LocaLWire): Collector Sangram Keshari Mohapatra urged the district education officer, headmasters and teachers to improve the quality of education in the primary and high school levels.
Taking the onus on himself, he stepped into the role of a teacher and taught at the government-run high school at Manijanga in Tirtol today.
Collector Mohapatra made a surprise visit to Mani Charan Sarala Academy, Manijanaga, and found teachers sitting idle or gossiping in the common room skipping classes.
Touring the school and after taking feed back on the method and style of teaching.
Mohapatra adviced and guided teachers on improving their teaching skills. He taught English grammar to class VII students and then took mathematics class of class IX. He queried the students to know their standard and gave tips to solve sums in a simple way.
The Collector also checked the students’ notes and corrected them and encouraged them to study well.
‘The students have talents but need quality and systematic teaching to secure good marks. We need to provide them proper teaching and monitor their studies on a day-to-day basis,’ he said.
Teachers praised the Collector. They said the surprise visit will motivate the teachers and encourage the students not only in this school but will also have an impact in other schools.
He exhorted them to maintain the standard of education in the school.
Mohapatra has also taken steps to improve the quality of MDM scheme, proper implementation of Mo School Abhiyan and to improve training programmes among teachers in primary and high school level.
Notably, the average literacy rate of the district is 79.08 percent comprising 88.55 percent male literacy rate and 69.28 percent female literacy rate with a population of over 11,72,427 according to the 2011 census.
This year, in the HSC examinations, the pass percentage was nearly 85 percent and the administration is trying to it to 90 to 95 percentage in the coming years.
People of the district were all praise for the efforts of the Collector to improve the district’s education system and many are now willing to voluntarily teach the students.