Odisha to award schools for achievement of learning outcomes

Bhubaneswar: The School & Mass Education Department of Odisha Government will award as many as 6248 schools for achievement of learning outcomes.

The schools will be awarded under the Garima Awards programme, which has three categories– Bronze, Silver and Gold. The first cycle for Bronze category began in August.

In this cycle, over 23,500 government schools nominated themselves. All the schools were first pre-verified by the block education office team and then detailed assessments of all students in the schools were conducted by the DIETs in districts. In the August-September cycle of the Awards post block verification, 18,353 schools were tested by DIETs and a total of 6248 schools across the State have been recognized as Bronze under Garima Awards.

The Bronze category is testing very basic learning outcomes of students in the school and Gold category will only be given to schools where students are able to achieve grade appropriate learning outcomes. The department has also done sample checks of the answer sheets to verify results and ensure quality.

Individual certificates for these schools duly signed by State officials will be handed over to the School representatives at a ceremony during the district level Suravi -2019 programme.

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