Four ZP schools from Vidarbha get status of Ojas International School

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 May 2018 09:35:59


Staff Reporter,

Ojas-Tejas is a brainchild of Education Minister Vinod Tawde

Four Zilla Parishad schools of Vidarbha are among the 13 schools in Maharashtra which have been recommended as Ojas International School. These thirteen Government schools in rural Maharashtra will follow the Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB) curriculum from the upcoming academic year (2018-19). As part of the first stage, nursery to Class 3 in these schools will be run according to the new curriculum.

The bifurcation of 13 schools is: two schools each from Amravati (Buldhana, Washim), Aurangabad (Osmanabad, Parbhani), Konkan (Thane, Sindhudurg), Nagpur (Chandrapur, Gondia), Nashik (Nandurbar, Nashik) while three schools from Pune (Kolhapur, Pune, Satara). The two schools selected from Amravati division include Zilla Parishad Marathi Uchch Prathmik Shala, Varkhed, taluka Chikhli and Zilla Parishad Uchch Prathmik Shala, Sakhra, District Washim. Two schools from Nagpur division include Zilla Parishad Uchch Prathmik Shala, Chinchala, District Chandrapur and Shahid Janaya Timaya Zilla Parishad High School and Junior College, Goregaon, district Gondia.

Maharashtra Government had announced that it would elevate 100 schools to world-class standards through a special capacity-building programme. The Vidya Pradhikaran formerly the Maharashtra State Council of Education, Research and Training had invited applications from schools by November 28, 2017 and asked them to send ‘concept notes’ on why their schools had the potential to be part of the project. Total 378 schools had applied then District-level Selection Committee had nominated 109 schools. A selection process was conducted and 13 schools are selected for getting status of Ojas International School.
The schools selected for the programme will be divided into two groups — Ojas and Tejas. As the first step, 13 schools selected from across the state for the Ojas group, and the education department will work with these schools to elevate them to ‘world-class’ status and develop them as a model for other schools.

In the second stage, the 13 schools selected in Stage-I will take on nine selected schools each from the Tejas group, and develop them into ‘world-class’ standard institutions. Education Minister Vinod Tawde while talking to ‘The Hitavada’ said, “Under this scheme the state-run school students will get to study education of international standard right from elementary level. Each of these Ojas schools, will guide nine other schools in their region and those will be referred to as ‘Tejas’ schools. Government will consider one school from the municipal corporation area, two schools in the district’s rural areas, and two schools each of tribal welfare department and social justice department.”