Parlakhemundi: The Gajapati district administration has launched a ‘Super-30’ initiative to help meritorious students to do well in exams.
District collector Anupam Saha launched the initiative to impart free coaching to 30 select Class X students of government-run schools to achieve higher grades high school certificate (HSC) examination beginning on February 19.
Informing about the initiative, the Gajapati collector tweeted: “MoA signed with REC foundation for Super 30 in collaboration with Mo School Abhiyan to facilitate 30 meritorious students selected through examination from across the district for better grades in upcoming Annual HSC examination.@CMO_Odisha @NITIAayog @MoSchoolOdisha @SMEOdisha”.
The selected students will be provided with free coaching, accommodation and food at Paralakhemundi district headquarters during the 45-day programme, Saha said.
“Besides helping them get good grades in HSC examination, the initiative is also aimed to help them crack engineering and medical entrance examinations in future,” he added.
The programme is sponsored by REC Foundation, the CSR arm of the public-sector Rural Electrification Corporation Limited.
“We have already selected the top 30 students from the district who will get free coaching. The selection was made through an examination held last month among students of all the schools run by the departments of school and mass education and scheduled tribe and scheduled caste,” Gajapati district education officer, Pradeep Kumar Nag said.
Around 560 students from across the district had appeared for the selection test, he stated. According to Nag, four teachers from the district have been selected to teach each of the subjects during the coaching programme. They would conduct free classes by adjusting their regular classes at their respective schools.