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Odisha Students Perfom Better

Bhubaneswar: Students from Odisha have been performing well in different subjects and the grades achieved by some of them are even better than the national average, said School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash here on Friday.

Addressing participants of a two-day workshop on National Achievement Survey (NAS), organised by Directorate of Teacher Education, State Council of Educational Research and Training in association with UNICEF Odisha, the Minister highlighted the collaborative effort of DIETs and field level functionaries in different districts to enhance the quality education across the State.  

Former Director, NCERT Hrushikesh Senapati highlighted the results of NAS-2021 along with strategies to be taken up. Chief of Office, UNICEF Odisha Monika Nielsen stressed the need for district, block and cluster level planning.

State Project Director Anupam Saha assured improvement in classroom activities with the help of teachers on the basis of the survey results.

Director, TE and SCERT Raghuram R Iyer highlighted the need to undertake different activities at zonal, district level and at school points to enhance the learning outcome of students.

The National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021-Odisha Report card was launched for wider publicity on the first day of the workshop. NAS 2021 was held on November 12, 2021 and grades of students of classes III, V, VIII and X of government schools (State and Central), government aided schools along with private schools were taken into consideration. From Odisha 5,479 schools 25,143 teachers and 1, 58,611 students participated in the survey.   

The workshop, which involves a large-scale survey of students’ learning undertaken by the Ministry of Education and gives a system lever reflection on effectiveness of school education will conclude on Saturday.