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Private Eng medium education to Tribal students by state govt

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  • Pradipta Nayak
    Dear patrons, The Odisha Government has decided to bring the good students from Tribal families and admit them in private English medium schools and keep them
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 30, 2013
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      Dear patrons,

      The Odisha Government has decided to bring the good students from Tribal families and admit them in private English medium schools and keep them in special hostels in Town. The decision taken by the state government is discriminatory and will create serious problem in the field. More and more no of residential school needs to be opened for the Tribal children and provide special facilities. Why again the students will send to Private English medium schools while central govt funded special Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) are available in every Tribal dominated district of Odisha. The EMRS schools are situated in excellent ambiance with very good infrastructure facilities. The govt should appoint full time permanent teachers and principal. Without doing that why again this political gimmick. This is very hast decision and will create division amongst the Tribals. It must be opposed vehemently.

      The issue needs to be debated in public forum

      Regards
      Pradipta
    • braja mishra
      Dear Pradipta, You have raised a genuine issue. But, unfortunately the residential schools including EMRS have failed to deliver despite having good
      Message 2 of 6 , Oct 1, 2013
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        Dear Pradipta,

        You have raised a genuine issue. But, unfortunately the residential schools including EMRS have failed to deliver despite having good infrastructure. Things can only improve when the accountability on the Headmaster/Principal and the teachers is fixed. Now , government should create a mechanism of continuous monitoring and evaluation system by taking the experts from government and non-government sectors. They should be adequately compensated for their job.  Here there is risk of nepotism and favouritism where  government officials  try to push their own people. Thus, experts should be carefully selected so as to pick up those persons who have some credibility in establishing effective  teaching and learning  methods. 

        There could be other alternative such as handing over the tribal residential schools to be managed professionally by the social entrepreneurship initiatives of credible institutions like, IIMs, XLRI, EDII, TISS etc.  

        The issue is who will bail the cat  ? Who will take the risk amidst the uncertainties of bureaucratic and political atmosphere ? To have a sustained effect a dynamic and honest officer should be the Secretary/Commissioner  of SC & ST Dept at least for a period of not less than five years. The experience says, only an honest and proactive  officer at the helms of affairs can bring change in our bureaucratic system of administration. For example Ms Aparajita Sarangi was trying her best to bring some improvement in the elementary education  sector, but she was shunted out when the vested interests were affected. Same fate happened when Mr Hrishikesh Panda was CMD of IDCOL and OMFED. There are several examples.  Paradoxically, our Chief Minister always talks of development by giving a good governance. 

        When we oppose certain move by the government, we should have a workable alternative on the basis of which the advocacy can be done. 

        Comments are solicited.

        Regards
        Braja


        On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM, Pradipta Nayak <pradiptahre@...> wrote:
         

        Dear patrons,

        The Odisha Government has decided to bring the good students from Tribal families and admit them in private English medium schools and keep them in special hostels in Town. The decision taken by the state government is discriminatory and will create serious problem in the field. More and more no of residential school needs to be opened for the Tribal children and provide special facilities. Why again the students will send to Private English medium schools while central govt funded special Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) are available in every Tribal dominated district of Odisha. The EMRS schools are situated in excellent ambiance with very good infrastructure facilities. The govt should appoint full time permanent teachers and principal. Without doing that why again this political gimmick. This is very hast decision and will create division amongst the Tribals. It must be opposed vehemently.

        The issue needs to be debated in public forum

        Regards
        Pradipta




        --
        Braja S. Mishra, PhD
         

      • rajagopalan ss
        Offering English Medium Education to the poor is nothing but a political gimmic. ssr From: pradiptahre@yahoo.com To: arkitectindia@yahoogroups.com Date: Mon,
        Message 3 of 6 , Oct 2, 2013
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          Offering English Medium Education to the poor is nothing but a political gimmic.
          ssr


          From: pradiptahre@...
          To: arkitectindia@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:56:26 -0700
          Subject: [Arkitect India] Private Eng medium education to Tribal students by state govt

           
          Dear patrons,

          The Odisha Government has decided to bring the good students from Tribal families and admit them in private English medium schools and keep them in special hostels in Town. The decision taken by the state government is discriminatory and will create serious problem in the field. More and more no of residential school needs to be opened for the Tribal children and provide special facilities. Why again the students will send to Private English medium schools while central govt funded special Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) are available in every Tribal dominated district of Odisha. The EMRS schools are situated in excellent ambiance with very good infrastructure facilities. The govt should appoint full time permanent teachers and principal. Without doing that why again this political gimmick. This is very hast decision and will create division amongst the Tribals. It must be opposed vehemently.

          The issue needs to be debated in public forum

          Regards
          Pradipta

        • Pankaj Jain
          Dear Pradipta and Braja, The Government of Gujarat, in fact, transferred more than 7 EMRS to the management of carefully selected elite private schools, all
          Message 4 of 6 , Oct 2, 2013
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            Dear Pradipta and Braja,

            The Government of Gujarat, in fact, transferred more than 7 EMRS to the management of carefully selected elite private schools, all English medium, and NGOs, around 4 years back. You are right that a very dynamic Secretary (Tribal Development) was instrumental in this, who was involved in selecting and motivating the concerned management of the schools and NGOs, since they could not receive any charges and claim on site school related expenses.  

            I understand that the school performances have significantly improved, though all management have not found it easy to deploy teachers-Principals of calibre available in their own school program in EMRSs, due their to in-accessible location in tribal areas. Only two of these EMRSs have adopted English medium education, because of non-availability of suitable English speaking teachers in some cases, and non-suitability of English as a medium of instruction in these schools, which start only from grade 6 onwards.

            If the goal is to provide quality English medium schooling to Tribal, then transferring EMRSs to private / NGO sector may not work, and the practical thing will be to do what the Govt. of Odisha has done. Of course, one should question, if it will be really good for tribal children, unless the education starts from grade 1.

            Pankaj
             



            From: braja mishra <braja.mishra@...>
            To: arkitectindia@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:28 AM
            Subject: Re: [Arkitect India] Private Eng medium education to Tribal students by state govt

             
            Dear Pradipta,

            You have raised a genuine issue. But, unfortunately the residential schools including EMRS have failed to deliver despite having good infrastructure. Things can only improve when the accountability on the Headmaster/Principal and the teachers is fixed. Now , government should create a mechanism of continuous monitoring and evaluation system by taking the experts from government and non-government sectors. They should be adequately compensated for their job.  Here there is risk of nepotism and favouritism where  government officials  try to push their own people. Thus, experts should be carefully selected so as to pick up those persons who have some credibility in establishing effective  teaching and learning  methods. 

            There could be other alternative such as handing over the tribal residential schools to be managed professionally by the social entrepreneurship initiatives of credible institutions like, IIMs, XLRI, EDII, TISS etc.  

            The issue is who will bail the cat  ? Who will take the risk amidst the uncertainties of bureaucratic and political atmosphere ? To have a sustained effect a dynamic and honest officer should be the Secretary/Commissioner  of SC & ST Dept at least for a period of not less than five years. The experience says, only an honest and proactive  officer at the helms of affairs can bring change in our bureaucratic system of administration. For example Ms Aparajita Sarangi was trying her best to bring some improvement in the elementary education  sector, but she was shunted out when the vested interests were affected. Same fate happened when Mr Hrishikesh Panda was CMD of IDCOL and OMFED. There are several examples.  Paradoxically, our Chief Minister always talks of development by giving a good governance. 

            When we oppose certain move by the government, we should have a workable alternative on the basis of which the advocacy can be done. 

            Comments are solicited.

            Regards
            Braja


            On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM, Pradipta Nayak <pradiptahre@...> wrote:
             
            Dear patrons,

            The Odisha Government has decided to bring the good students from Tribal families and admit them in private English medium schools and keep them in special hostels in Town. The decision taken by the state government is discriminatory and will create serious problem in the field. More and more no of residential school needs to be opened for the Tribal children and provide special facilities. Why again the students will send to Private English medium schools while central govt funded special Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) are available in every Tribal dominated district of Odisha. The EMRS schools are situated in excellent ambiance with very good infrastructure facilities. The govt should appoint full time permanent teachers and principal. Without doing that why again this political gimmick. This is very hast decision and will create division amongst the Tribals. It must be opposed vehemently.

            The issue needs to be debated in public forum

            Regards
            Pradipta



            --
            Braja S. Mishra, PhD
             



          • Pradipta Nayak
            Dear Braja Babu, Good morning !  Excellent ! I am agree with you. On behalf of Institution of Human Rights Education (IHRE) we have been trying to make the
            Message 5 of 6 , Oct 2, 2013
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              Dear Braja Babu,

              Good morning ! 

              Excellent ! I am agree with you. On behalf of Institution of Human RightsEducation (IHRE) we have been trying to make the teachers, HM & Principals of SC/ST deve dept, transparent and accountable through Human Rights training and teaching methodology. The program was highly appreciated by the then Minister Mr. C.P.Majhi & Secretary Dr.Tara Datta and again the effort has been continued by Mr.Santosh Sarangi. We could achieved a lot but still we have march a long journey to reach the goal. You would have know that there is no permanent Principal in any EMRS (more than 13 in Odisha). The retired college Readers are posted contractually or ITDA special officers have remained in charge. Simultaneously, the contractual lecturers and teachers have appointed with very less salary. Why they would perform better ? since all are contractual. How the govt will fix them accountability unless they becomes permanent. 

              I am also fully agree with your points of honest and proactive officers with empathetic views towards people.   
                     


              From: braja mishra <braja.mishra@...>
              To: arkitectindia@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:58 AM
              Subject: Re: [Arkitect India] Private Eng medium education to Tribal students by state govt

               
              Dear Pradipta,

              You have raised a genuine issue. But, unfortunately the residential schools including EMRS have failed to deliver despite having good infrastructure. Things can only improve when the accountability on the Headmaster/Principal and the teachers is fixed. Now , government should create a mechanism of continuous monitoring and evaluation system by taking the experts from government and non-government sectors. They should be adequately compensated for their job.  Here there is risk of nepotism and favouritism where  government officials  try to push their own people. Thus, experts should be carefully selected so as to pick up those persons who have some credibility in establishing effective  teaching and learning  methods. 

              There could be other alternative such as handing over the tribal residential schools to be managed professionally by the social entrepreneurship initiatives of credible institutions like, IIMs, XLRI, EDII, TISS etc.  

              The issue is who will bail the cat  ? Who will take the risk amidst the uncertainties of bureaucratic and political atmosphere ? To have a sustained effect a dynamic and honest officer should be the Secretary/Commissioner  of SC & ST Dept at least for a period of not less than five years. The experience says, only an honest and proactive  officer at the helms of affairs can bring change in our bureaucratic system of administration. For example Ms Aparajita Sarangi was trying her best to bring some improvement in the elementary education  sector, but she was shunted out when the vested interests were affected. Same fate happened when Mr Hrishikesh Panda was CMD of IDCOL and OMFED. There are several examples.  Paradoxically, our Chief Minister always talks of development by giving a good governance. 

              When we oppose certain move by the government, we should have a workable alternative on the basis of which the advocacy can be done. 

              Comments are solicited.

              Regards
              Braja


              On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM, Pradipta Nayak <pradiptahre@...> wrote:
               
              Dear patrons,

              The Odisha Government has decided to bring the good students from Tribal families and admit them in private English medium schools and keep them in special hostels in Town. The decision taken by thestate government is discriminatory and will create serious problem in the field. More and more no of residential school needs to be opened for the Tribal children and provide special facilities. Why again the students will send to Private English medium schools while central govt funded special Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) are available in every Tribal dominated district of Odisha. The EMRS schools are situated in excellent ambiance with very good infrastructure facilities. The govt should appoint full time permanent teachers and principal. Without doingthat why again this political gimmick. This is very hast decision and willcreate division amongst the Tribals. It must be opposed vehemently.

              The issue needs to be debated in public forum

              Regards
              Pradipta



              --
              Braja S. Mishra, PhD
               



            • Ashwini Singh
              Govt want to make them English Dog... by this process govt want to generate English hegimony. Govt intrest is not to provide education , actully govt just want
              Message 6 of 6 , Oct 3, 2013
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                Govt want to make them English Dog... by this process govt want to generate English hegimony. Govt intrest is not to provide education , actully govt just want to generate an illution. and illution is that ENGLISH IS EDUCATION.............

                WITH REGARD

                ASHWINI

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                Dear patrons,

                The Odisha Government has decided to bring the good students from Tribal families and admit them in private English medium schools and keep them in special hostels in Town. The decision taken by the state government is discriminatory and will create serious problem in the field. More and more no of residential school needs to be opened for the Tribal children and provide special facilities. Why again the students will send to Private English medium schools while central govt funded special Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) are available in every Tribal dominated district of Odisha. The EMRS schools are situated in excellent ambiance with very good infrastructure facilities. The govt should appoint full time permanent teachers and principal. Without doing that why again this political gimmick. This is very hast decision and will create division amongst the Tribals. It must be opposed vehemently. 

                The issue needs to be debated in public forum

                Regards
                Pradipta


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