Lokayukta Justice Bhaskar Rao has issued 11-point directions to the Education Department to improve quality of education in government schools.
The directions come in the wake of Lokayukta’s visit to several government primary schools in the State and finding out that the standard was not up to the mark.He visited several schools in Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Bidar, Gulbarga, Haveri, Gadag and Dharwad districts. Rao later had a discussion with top officials in the Education department on the need to improve the quality of education in these schools.
In the directions, the Lokayukta has asked the Deputy Directors of Public Instruction to contact ‘convent schools’ and ‘standard private school managements’ so that government school teachers can go to these schools and observe the teaching methodology there.
Also, convent school teachers may visit the government schools and teach the students there. The interaction should take place at least once in a month, he has stated.The DDPIs have been asked to prepare school-wise report and send it to the chief executive officers of respective Zilla Panchayats, who in turn will review it and send it to the Education Secretary.
The Commissioner of the Education Department has been asked to scrutinize these reports and forward them to secretary for Primary Education.The monitoring system should be reviewed every three months, the directions stated. The principal secretary of Education Department has to send a consolidated status report to the registrar, Lokayukta every six months.