Over a dozen principals, headmasters and teachers from government schools have embarked upon ensuring that 60 class X and XII students from various government schools in Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Barmer make it to the merit list in a 10-day residential camp instead of vacationing.

These students, who will take their board exams after two months, are being given classes in science, arts and other subjects daily.  Each period lasts for for 1.5 to 2 hours.

All these students scored 80% or more in their in their previous classes.  The camp started on December 26. They have been accommodated at Government Secondary School (Ratanada), which has been converted into a hostel for them.

Coordinator of this initiative, Devi Bijani, who is headmistress of a government school, said that the objective of this camp is to groom the students to understand the question papers, patterns and correct way to write the answers so as to ensure maximum scores.

Motivating the students has also been made an integral part of this camp.  Motivational speakers are giving them tips to keep their morale high in all situations and be focused.

All the teaching staff here is offering voluntary service and trying best to clear all the subject-related doubts or confusions of students in these classes, which start at 8.30 am after one-hour yoga class and continue till 6 pm.

Before initiation of the classes, all the students were subjected to a test, so that the teachers could figure out their knowledge level and then adapt their teaching methodology accordingly.

Source: Times of India