Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) is criticized several times for the recorded low performance in both secondary and higher secondary examinations. Thus, the board has decided of a new strategy of ‘school adoption’ scheme to avoid same consequences in future times.
The adoption scheme in Bhavnagar was developed by its District Education Officer(DEO). But inspite of being its slow progress in the beginning, it brought great success and noticed improvement in schools which were adopted. R.R.Thakkar, the Deputy Chairman of board stated, “While discussing various measures to improve the results, somebody informed about this adoption scheme being introduced in Bhavnagar. When details were sought from DEO on its implementation and results, it was decided to replicate it on a larger scale across the state. The process of identification of schools to be adopted and those adopting has been initiated and it will be implemented during this academic session only.”
According to board results of this year, it was seen that about 303 schools registered 100% results in Class X exams. Whereas 100% pupil of other 213 and 130 schools were announced pass of class XII of various streams. Schools which give 100% results will be rewarded by those schools with less than 30% result under the policy of adoption. A source declares that as per the recent decision, it is mandatory for those 646 schools with 100% results in both board examinations to adopt the nearest schools with repeated bad performances.
Orders of this specific scheme are generated and circulated to all the district education officers on behalf of the council and will be implemented from the ongoing academic session itself. The rule goes for all the schools irrespective of whether it is government and grant-in-aid educational institutions.
This scheme also approves the donation of laboratory instruments, computers, books, stationery and other necessities. Subject teachers especially English, Science and Mathematics and students of particular schools also have to make regular visits to the adopted school under them.