By Kunal Rai
Gangtok, Jan. 19, 2010:
In the 21st century every thing across the globe is changing and the process of Globalization has begun, every thing has become narrower so is the education pattern. Coaching camps and private tutors have gained value in the education sector today and the students from the creamy layer of the society pay handsomely to benefit from the same. But the competition level outside is increasing and the best percentage scorers during examination reaps the opportunity on merit basis. Keeping this in mind the State government of Sikkim is providing equal opportunity by providing coaching facilitiy to the deprived students across the state for free.
The winter coaching camps are funded under CM’s special scheme and about 30 coaching camps in 30 constituencies are being carried out since 15th of December 2010- 5th February 2011.The Graduate Teachers and Post Graduate Teachers of government school are providing this coaching to the students who are sitting for 10th and 12th examination this year.
Speaking with Sikkim Mail, the students undergoing at Deorali Girls Senior Secondary School said that “We are very grateful to the CM and HRDD department for providing such camps for us.” Many are from poor background and cannot afford to go for private tuitions or coaching camps as they are expensive. The teachers providing this coaching are highly efficient and the students can proudly say that they can at least achieve 85% marks or more after undergoing these camp.
Students expressed hope that such camps will be organized in years ahead and that they will definitely upgrade themselves for attaining a better future. One of the faculties Santosh Rai (GT-mathematics and science) of Deorali winter coaching camp said that in schools there is limited time of 45 minutes per class and teachers need to explain the whole topic within the given time. But here during the camp there is no restriction. This enables them to interact and clear the concepts to the students in a better manner. Mr. Rai informed that there are about 150 students from different schools attending the coaching camp and most of them are from poor families. During the coaching classes the students freely put forward their queries which they clarify. Mr. Rai also informed that after completion of the coaching classes an aptitude test will also be taken to know the performance of the students.
(Courtesy: Sikkim Mail)