Chhattisgarh Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)

The progess highlights of Chhattisgarh Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)

In the year 2006-07, 1,23,623 out of school children remained uncovered.

The Chhattisgarh State has distributed free textbooks to 2984739 children last year. The Chhattisgarh State has planned for timely distribution of textbooks this year, through the Textbooks Corporation.

The Chhattisgarh State Gross Access ratio for the primary stage is 97.27 in 2007-08 and for the upper primary stage it is 95.18.

In Chhattisgarh the drop out rate has declined from 13.62% to 10.04% at the primary stage and from 14.01% to 11.88% at the upper primary stage.

87.35% of the Civil Works sanctioned in 2005-06 have been completed and the remaining are under progress. These are expected to be completed by June 2007.

Out of 50786 posts of teachers sanctioned upto 2006-07,43944 have been recruited and the remaining posts would be filled by April, 2007.

16 posts in the office of State Project Office and 188 posts in the DPOs remain vacant while 100% posts of BRCs have been filled up.

The State has utilized the funds for 60 days teacher training to provide a 2-year diploma in education through correspondence to teachers without professional qualifications. About 60,000 teachers in the State have been registered through IGNOU and Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education. Coordination with IGNOU is difficult and there are delays in declaration of results and supply of learning materials to teachers.

Regional institute of education, Bhopal is monitoring SSA activities in the State. All teachers are being trained for filling up the academic monitoring formats developed by NCERT.

The State has distributed textbooks and other incentives to children in the presence of community members and leaders. Gram Sabhas have been involved in social audit of schools for quality assurance. SSA focused calendars have been given to all schools and Panchayats. The state has developed a long-term plan for community orientation in collaboration with Akshar Sainiks of the literacy project and Mitanins, the community health workers of the NRHM.

The State has 123632 children out of school, as per its own household survey data. The State proposes to bring these children within the fold of elementary education through a variety of strategies like dormitories for tribal and migrant children, night shelters for children in urban areas, Gyan Jyoti schools in areas with low population density, EGS type schools in relief camps of Naxal affected Dantewada district, etc.

Education tours, Meena kits and radios in schools and cycles for girls are being provided to strengthen girls education in the State.

The State plans to expand the head start computer enabled learning centers for primary school children and the Eklavya computer enabled learning scheme using touch screen, for upper primary school children.

Multi-lingual education, Science and Maths clubs, etc. are being promoted for quality education of SC/ST children.

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