In a bid to provide modern schools in the underdeveloped rural areas and to fill up vacant teacher posts, Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya (OAV) project has been initiated covering 14 districts of the state.
- In this regard, 100 Adarsha Vidyalayas has been launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during an event held in the Ambagaon village of Ganjam district, Odisha.
These schools will be administered by the Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya Sangathan of the state.
About newly introduced Adarsha Vidyalayas:
- The model schools have been started on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalayas with affiliation with CBSE and students will study NCERT syllabus.
- Each class will have two sections.
- Around 24,000 students have been enrolled in these schools.
- Hostel facilities would be provided in each school from next year
- This year’s class would function from 6 to 8. In future, these schools will have classes up to 12th.
- These schools will have teacher-pupil ratio of 1:25 and classroom-student ratio of 1:40.
- Students would be taught other co-curricular activities like information, communication and technology (ICT), art and craft, song, dance and sports.
- They would have English as the first language and Odia as the second language as the medium of teaching.
- To enhance educational standards, there would be student exchange programmes with other state run high schools.
The project is on the sidelines of the state government decision to set up one model school in each block in the state. As a first phase of the project 100 schools have been set up in 14 backward districts. In the next phase, such schools would be set up in other districts.
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