Revamp Of Primary Schools & Recruitment Of 11,000 Teachers On Cards: Odisha Education Minister

Bhubaneswar: A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated 490 more high schools transformed under 5T initiative in 5 districts, Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash informed that government will renovate primary schools in the second phase.

Talking to media persons on Tuesday, Dash informed that after the transformation of high schools in the first phase 8,000 government-run primary schools will be revamped.

Dedicated efforts are being made by the government to raise the standard of education and as a part of the initiative 8,000 high schools have been targeted to be transformed in the first phase, he added. Of the 8,000, a total of 5,000 high schools will be transformed in the first phase.

A special event will be held at Jajpur on June 10 to lick off the second phase renovation process of high schools, he added.

This apart, teacher recruitment will also be carried out to maintain the teach-student ratio, he added. The government will recruit 11,000 teachers in high schools by June-end and the newly-appointed teachers will be given offer letters in the presence of Chief Minister.

Adarsha Vidyalays too will get a facelift soon, said the Minister who was re-inducted in Naveen’s Cabinet after the recent reshuffle.

On Monday, Naveen inaugurated 95 transformed high schools in Kendrapada, 135 in Cuttack, 100 in Kalahandi, 70 in Jharsuguda and 90 in Bargarh districts. In the second phase, a total of 2,908 high schools have been transformed and are being inaugurated in a phased manner.

Among others, Minister Naba Kishore Das, MLAs Dhruba Charan Sahu & Devi Prasad Mishra, Kalahandi Zilla Parishad president Pushpendra Singhdeo and MLA Debesh Acharya addressed the meeting.

Secretary to Chief Minister (5T) VK Pandian coordinated the event. Among others, Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra and senior officials of various departments were present.

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