School Edn Deptt and Sri Auribindo Society sign MoU to improve quality of education

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Feb 2017 11:42:42

Staff Reporter,


Feb 14,

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today presided over a meeting in which a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the School Education Department and social service organisation Sri Aurobindo Society. Under the MoU, the Sri Aurobindo Society will be implementing its Rupantar programme.
The MoU was signed by School Education Secretary Vikas Sheel on behalf of School Education department and Subhrant Sharma Director Education on behalf of Sri Aurobindo Society.

Under the programme, training programmes will be conducted for 2 lakh teachers from 50,000 primary and middle-level schools. The first phase will be completed within fifteen months period in Raipur district primary schools.Extending his best wishes Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh added that this is a significant step in improving the quality of education schools and appreciated the efforts of School Education Department. Chief Minister assured the Society members that State Government will extend all support for the effective implementation of the project.

School Education Minister Kedar Kashyap, Forest Minister Mahesh Gaagda and Rajiv Gandhi Education Mission Director Mohammad Qaiser Abdulhaque were present at the function.

Rupantar is a strategically designed initiative that targets the highest impact areas in Education with innovative
solutions to transform an entire state education system.
These areas are teacher empowerment, vision and insight development among government decision makers, leadership skills for education administration, management skills for principals, and finally participation of school management committees (SMCs) that represent parents and the community.

Developments in these five areas translate into specific and measurable transformations in government schools. The final outcomes are up-skilling of teachers as master trainers, improved education delivery, enquiry-led learning environment, inclusive education, health education (sanitation and hygiene), career guidance for students, and technology enablement.
Rupantar aims to establish an education system that is based on deeper human values and empower children to be life-long learners and fulfiled, happy beings. Its approach is to harness the potential of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship to develop scalable, sustainable solutions focussing on refining the existing processes rather than creating altogether new systems.

Rupantar’s features - Inclusive transformation empowering all stakeholders — the decision makers, principals, teachers, students and the parents; Targeting the highest impact areas across the system to improve quality and reach of education; No new layers - Significantly improve effectiveness and efficiency of the existing resources and infrastructure; Capacity building, inclusive and sustainable change; A leap in the way Education issues have been approached so far — going beyond even the PPP model, government, nonprofits,
corporates and volunteers working as one team.

Also Zero Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives (ZIIEI) will be implemented. This is one of the world’s largest ever programmes that is first orienting government school teachers to innovation as a concept, and then facilitating wide-scale implementation of there innovative best practices.

Under Education Intelligence System (EIS), this web-enabled solution with zero-typing requirement will facilitate collection of relevant micro level data from schools, and enable high-level analysis and reporting to facilitate macro-level decision making.