Government schools across Assam have registered a significant and qualitative improvement in their overall standard vis-à-vis the last few years according to results announced by the School Education Department recently.
According to data released by the Department, the number of A+ schools and A+ students have registered a double digit jump from 11.52% to 28.64%, and 23.79% to 38.16% respectively from 2022 to 2023. Similarly, the number of A Grade school has also gone up while the number of schools in the C Grade category has come down drastically. (Pl see Box).
Among the three top performing districts, Sivasagar continued its domination at the top with over 800 schools getting A+ while Charaideo, a relatively new district, has emerged as the second-best performer. Golaghat was third on the list.
Addressing the media after releasing the findings, Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the results were a reflection of a peaceful and agitation-free atmosphere in the State.
For the record, Gunotsav was conducted across the State in three phases from January 18 to February 18 to evaluate school education in the State on four broad parameters: Scholastic (learning outcomes of children), co-scholastic, infrastructure, and community participation.
A total of 18,097 evaluators, including ministers, MLAs, senior bureaucrats covered 44,531 schools enrolling 41.35 lakh students.
Talking to Asom Barta, Kamaljyoti Gogoi, the ex-School Inspector of Sivasagar and Charaideo districts, listed several areas where these two districts focused on, including special emphasis on reading, writing, and mathematical abilities, besides working on many other qualitative aspects of the evaluation parameters.