Guwahati, April 6: In a move to ensure quality education provided to school students where evaluators will be sent to run primary schools, Assam government launched ‘Gunotsav’ program on Wednesday. This program initially started in Gujarat which has been inspiring for many.With an aim to cover 9.11 lakh students in eight districts in a span of three days Assam launched ‘Gunotsav’ program. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated this initiative and congratulated Education Minister on Twitter saying that it will benefit both teachers and students.
At least 10,000 teachers would be recruited once the existing teacher-pupil ratio of the schools across the State is assessed during the ongoing school inspection exercise ‘Gunotsav’.
The first phase of the three-phase ‘Gunotsav’ began on Tuesday in eight districts, including Kamrup (Metro), under which as many as 12,320 schools would be covered. “Of these 12,320 schools, 4,320 were covered on Wednesday and the rest would be covered in the next couple of days,” the minister said.
On the efficacy of the teachers, Sarma pointed out that Gunotsav would go a long way in making the teaching staff more accountable. “Once the assessment report is prepared, we would opt for a multi-pronged approach to address the issues in a phased manner. As per our estimate, it would take at least five years to affect a complete overhaul,” he said.
Encouraging the government’s move, ‘Gunotsav is one of our Government's sincere initiatives in rejuvenating education sector of Assam. Let's all join hands for the noble cause, said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that, "With contribution from MLAs, IAS and IPS officers Assam Gunotsav kicked off on Wednesday, getting huge accolades. “Once the inspection exercise is over, we would send a personal grade-sheet to each of the 9,11,588 students. As far as the government is concerned, we would prepare an action plan and initiate remedial measures to address them,” Sarma said
Over 4 thousand schools will be evaluated on Thursday under Gunotsav, Sarma had informed media. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked MLAs of the eight districts to develop ten schools of their districts at par with model school in their constituencies. The State has asked its officials, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Forest Service (IFS) officials, to visit schools as external evaluators and grade them accordingly based on various parameters.