More than 200 bureaucrats, judges and legislators adopted around 300 schools just weeks after the Odisha government announced a school adoption program to improve its standards.
On January 25, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged everyone to adopt schools and help students in government and sponsored schools stay motivated and dream big about transforming the public education system. The acceptance is part of the Mo School program launched in November 2017 to strengthen the education system with the participation of alumni and the public. Approximately 40,000 alumni have raised £ 60 million through this program.
The state government launched the adoption program last month, which allows people to adopt up to three schools to enhance academic and extracurricular activities.
“An institution that wants to be world-class needs a physical, digital, intellectual and emotional infrastructure. All of these are interconnected and complementary. The School Adoption Program brings everyone together to help build the four elements to make Fantastic Public Schools The program it will harness the intellectual capital and career success of the alumni, ”said Bhupendra Singh Poonia, a member of the Mo School’s program secretary. He added that 224 people had adopted 292 schools so far.
Lawmaker Pranab Prakash Das, Chairman of the Odisha Skills Development Authority, Subroto Bagchi, and Secretary General Suresh Mohapatra are among those who have adopted the schools. The state has 67,961 schools through grade 10.
Officials said the adoption program is expected to lead to lower academic quality in public schools.
According to the 2018 National Achievement Survey, only 53% of Odisha students were able to correctly answer the questions about basic skills.