BHUBANESWAR: School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra has called upon the teachers community to stress on new initiatives which would enhance the quality of education and lead to overall development of students. Addressing a two-day State-level workshop recently, he said it is also the responsibility of officers of the Department to integrate indigenous knowledge systems into the existing structure. Speaking on the occasion, Commissionercum- Secretary Ranjana Chopra said the workshop aimed at creating a bridge between students and teachers to enhance knowledge skills and act as a transformative support structure for parents towards a common goal.
The year 2016-17, she said, has been designated as Quality Year. Improvement in elementary education scenario has been a major challenge before the Government. Despite improving access, retention, introduction of good curriculum and classroom processes which impact quality of education have remained areas of concern. The workshop threw light on Government's endeavours towards improving learning environment and outcomes in elementary schools through a continuous monitoring evaluation process. About 600 education administrators, district and block level education officers, senior officers of the Department and heads of OPEPA as well as SCERT were present.