Jagatsinghpur, November 8 (LocalWire): Jagatsinghpur district has moved four ranks to emerge the topper among the 30 Odisha districts for its initiative in driving the Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education (SATH-E) in the state.
The achievement is the validation of the efforts by the district administration and officials of the School and Mass Education Department.
Dhenkanal district which had topped the list in Odisha in 2018, dropped one place this year and stand at number two position.
SATH-E initiative is part of the comprehensive roadmaps that the NITI Aayog had released in 2018 to transform government school education system responsive, aspirational and transformational for every child.
The NITI Aayog had also drafted a detailed timeline to create role model states for education and mainstream islands of excellence across the country to facilitate qualitative and quantitative transformation of learning outcomes.
The National Achievement Survey for 2019 focused on the quality of education, health, infrastructure, academic performance, governance and other indicators.
Overall the district scored 255 points to top the list, followed by Dhenknal with 250 points at #2, while Rayagada district with 194 points stands at #30, bottom of the table.
According to sources, all eight blocks of Jagatsinghpur are within 20 ranks among the 314 blocks of the state in school education; Biridi took the top position among all blocks of Jagatsinghpur, followed by Balikuda, Erasama, Jagatsinghpur, Naugaon, Tirtol, Raghunathpur and Kujang, while Naugaon emerged as the most improved block of the state.
Concerned about the poor academic level of students in the primary and upper primary schools, the state government had taken several steps to grade all primary schools into gold, silver and bronze categories.
The grading system under the school certification programme Garima is aimed to raise the learning outcomes and identify the performing schools in the state.
Talking about the achievement the district education officer Prativa Manjari Das said, “We are really proud for achieving the top position in both SATH-E and Garima, thanks to the coordinated efforts of the district administration and the School and Mass Education Department.”