KOCHI: In an effort to ensure quality education in the district, the education department has introduced OSS (Onsite support) teams for conducting inspections in government schools.
Deputy Director of Education M K Shinemon has said that district resource groups have been given training at various centers for inspecting the quality of education in schools is at par with the specifications in the Right to Education Act. The team would visit schools between September 30, 2014 and January 29, 2015.
SSLC students, who fared poorly in Social Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and English, will be the focus of the Onsite support team.
Assistant director would shortlist schools where the students could not perform well in academics and convey the same to the Onsite support team who will then visit the schools which is shortlisted.
A team consisting of two to five members would visit the school after intimidating the schools about their visit before the inspection date. The department of education has recommended that the team spend one full day at one school for the purpose.
The first step towards this would be to call a meeting with the heads of schools that require improvement. On a school-level, staff council meetings would be held to focus on areas and that need more attention and needs work for better functioning.
Teachers who handle the subjects will be given more guidance. The department of education has also recommended that enough stress be laid on the quality of education in Class 8 and enough support be provided to students of Class 9 and 10.