Quality Education System important for our Country: Mr Sanjeev Kumar, DM Bhojpur

On the journey of bringing all good education initiatives taken to improve Government Schools by various district administrations of Government of India, our team met District Magistrate (DM) of Bhojpur Mr Sanjeev Kumar. We found him a person with the will to tirelessly work towards improving the quality of education.

He shared the efforts, initiatives and challenges in his endeavour to provide a better quality of education in 2310 schools of the district where 88.7% children's still study in them.

He also discussed about some of the features of  EmpowerU finding them useful. Features like offline monitoring and real-time report generation for all 2310 schools were appreciated by him. Here is the excerpt of the interview:

The interview started with the discussion on the importance of education. He strongly believes that education is the basic element of society and every child should get equal opportunity to study. We also talked about the challenges faced by government school and initiatives being taken by the district administration to solve them. He told us that, since government and its schemes work on a very large-scale catering to the needs of each and every student, they do face some quality challenges. But the administration continuously makes efforts for the proper running of the schools. He himself monitors the progress and functioning of all schools.

Talking about the mechanism for monitoring, he said that District Administration holds a weekly meeting with various education stakeholders of the district to discuss and analyse the functioning of schools. He ensures that proper Mid Day Meal delivery is done at every school of Bhojpur and also teachers are present in school and have not taken uninformed leave.

He believes that if proper monitoring and analysis are done for all 2310 schools of Bhojpur then this could really bring a large-scale improvement in the quality of government schools.

We also discussed the future of government schools and he seemed very optimistic that we would surely have well-equipped government schools with quality teachers in the coming days. A day when government school would play a crucial role in successfully igniting the future of its student.

  • By Prince
  •  13-Oct-2018
Public Education Initiatives     District Level     Qip    

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Knowing a government school teacher - I

The life of a teacher is never easy. They are the unsung heroes of our life who shape our thoughts and action. Teachers play an important role in creating a great learning ecosystem. Our presence in around 1500 schools of Giridih, gave us the chance to better understand government school teachers. A lot of notions come in our mind when we hear about a government teacher. Like “teachers who are irregular in their classes”, or “the ones who are always busy with non academic activities”. But, we found something totally different. We have been continuously monitoring Key Performance Indicators(KPIs) of government schools for more than 2 years and teacher attendance is also one of them. Our research and analysis put forward some positive data trends.

 1) Average Attendance of Teachers is around 86%

We calculated the average teacher teacher attendance of 1500 schools with an interval of 4 months.The school population consisted of all types of schools from primary to higher secondary. We found the average attendance of teachers to be around 86 %. We also hypothesised various factors like teachers qualification,distance from school, nature of appointment that may affect teachers attendance. But attendance was found independent of these factors.

2) Teachers regularly come to teach even in remote areas

We were also surprised to find that attendance of teachers was around 84% even in the remotest areas of the district. Attendance of teachers in rural areas was found more than teachers in urban areas.

3) Attendance of para teachers and regular teachers is almost same

We found that the attendance of para teachers was around 85.03% and attendance of regular teachers was around 85.25%. This indicates that para teachers attend school as regularly as the regular ones. The result also may vary for different districts/states.

These all data findings are important as they reflect the efforts of government school teachers.We believe that with teacher-friendly policies, the quality and commitment of teachers would go high. Hence, impacting the lives of students!

*Data insights are based on analysis of data collected by EmpowerU 

  • By empoweru
  •  07-Jan-2019
Government Schools     Education     Teachers     Attendance    

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