HRDD signs MoU with Quality Council of India for accreditation standard for quality government school
The Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Human Resource Development Department (HRDD) Mr. R Telang signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on behalf of the State Government with Quality Council of India (QCI), director, Mr. Bipin Sahani, representative of the (QCI) organization, in the presence of Minister HRDD, Mr. NK Pradhan on 26th of March at HRDD conference hall for accreditation standard for quality government school.
The Minister on the occasion even released a book on accreditation standard for quality school governance. Addressing the gathering, Mr. Pradhan stated that by becoming the second in this scheme across the nation, Sikkim plans to be ahead so that rest of the country should follow Sikkim in the pursuance of quality in the education sector. Minister added that the State Government has been doing a lot in the mission of providing quality education; what QCI is doing but however there was no any third party to accredit. “We do not want our efforts in the quality education would go in vain but now the QCI is there to provide us grade in our efforts”, Minister added.
Furthermore, Minister informed that all the suggestions and loopholes pointed out by QCI will be taken seriously in accelerating the process to bring qualitative outlook in the entire quality of the education and also stressed on that the State Government has been working in this field just to provide good education to the students and for that teachers need to be qualitative and strengthened along with standardization of the institutions are important. Minister also informed that the government’s endeavor is to cover all the government schools in the state in phase wise manner.
Whereas, the Commission-cum-Secretary, HRDD, Mr. R Telang mentioned that the State Government has focused a lot in imparting quality education in the schools so there was need to standardized the quality to measure the performances of the department by some third party. Adding further Mr. Telang said that such an idea would help to bring quality in delivering the services and further informed that as per the MOU the process will cover all government schools in phase wise starting with 10 schools in the initial phase under pilot project.
Mr. Telang also urged the Principals and heads of different schools to cooperate in this venture towards attaining the quality education endeavor.
Mr. Sahani in his address informed that QCI is a non profit, autonomous body set up by the Central Government and Indian Industry, to establish and operate national accreditation structure and to promote quality through nation wise quality campaign. Adding further Mr. Sahani explained that the function of QCI is to support the Government’s schemes in different areas and further informed that Sikkim is the second state after Bihar in the country who have signed such MOU on accreditation standard for quality school governance with QCI. Mr. Sahani also appreciated the State Government’s steps carried out in the field of imparting quality education in the government schools. Mr. Sahani also announced to train a total of 30 teachers by QCI in the initial phase where will be for 20 for awareness campaign and 10 for assessment.
Likewise, director, School Education Mr. C.S Rao, informed that with the signing of this MOU the school would adopt the standard developed set by QCI to develop the standard, infrastructures and overall development of the school and also informed that under pilot project 10 schools from across the state will be selected for the accreditation where QCI will also make the gap analysis for next 10 schools by which in the first phase itself 20 schools will be immediately benefited. Further he also informed that in a phase wise manner all the government schools which are about 769 across the state will be covered. The program was attended by all the Principals and Headmasters of government schools across the state.
Courtesy: Sikkim Mail