The Assam government is gearing up to provide accreditation to government-run schools in the state on the basis of a quality assessment done by IAS and IPS officers.

On the lines of the Gujarat model, the state’s first Gunotsav, to be held in March 2017, will assess learning gaps in primary-level education in eight districts of the state.

The practice has been adopted from the Gujarat model of Gunotsav and aims to evaluate the primary education scenario in Assam from Class II to VIII.

Sources in the state education department said this is the first time that quality assessment of government-run schools will be done by such high-ranking officers.

Once the schools are classified during external evaluation in Gunotsav, the government will focus on upgrading the quality of government-run schools which constitute the major chunk of educational institutions in the state.

Most importantly, the convergence exercise is expected to increase teachers’ accountability and help in reducing the dropout rate of the students.

Source: Times of India