To improve the quality of education at the elementary level, the Uttar Pradesh government is considering bringing about changes in the primary school syllabus and increasing the number of teachers thereof. The Yogi Adityanath government is committed to improving the quality of education in government primary schools located throughout the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. A decision was taken to strengthen “School Chalo Abhiyaan” and the government also came up with the “Khoob Padho, Aage Badho” campaign to ensure that every child goes to school.
UP’s Basic Education Minister Anupama Jaiswal has a positive feeling that the students studying in primary school students would give pupils of the private ones a run for their money if the infrastructure was improved, some changes were made to the syllabus and the number of teachers was increased. In the recent past, there had been a paradigm shift in the quality of education imparted at government primary schools. To bring about the change in the quality of education across government schools in Uttar Pradesh, MLA, MPs and other public representatives are adopting schools. At some places, even government officials are teaching students
Since BJP government took the charge, the teachers who kept themselves away from teaching activities have started taking classes regularly. The trend of outsourcing teaching activities has been effectively curbed. There has been a tremendous increase in the number of enrollments. More than 10 lakh children have already taken admission in the government schools. The increase in enrollments reflects that the government has been successful in bringing back the dropout and new children back to schools. The BJP government deliberated on why government primary schools were lagging behind.
The students of various government schools were given uniforms that it would instil confidence in them. Moreover, there have been instances when parents insisted that their children study in government primary schools even if it entails sitting on the floor, which is a positive sign, indeed. Innovations in schools in terms of teaching and other activities are being encouraged to give an opportunity to students to showcase their talent.
UP has the worst primary school pupil-teacher ratio in India
India’s largest state by population has the worst pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) in India, with a teacher for every 39 students at the primary level. A fourth of Uttar Pradesh’s (UP’s) 200 million people are aged between five and 14 years – India’s largest child population – but the state has the fewest teachers per student, the poorest transition rate from primary to upper primary school and amongst the lowest learning outcomes in the country.
It is prevalent only in this state, that the spending’s per student is High, but learning outcomes, especially in government schools is low even below margin.
Let’s see with all these new initiatives whether the Learning Outcomes will Decline In Uttar Pradesh or will they improve?