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              SHOWING THE WAY: Mallesh D Harivan gives his students a lesson in plant life during a class in Gadag recently

Photo Source: Times Of India

By- Basavaraj.Kattimani@timesgroup.com

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When Mallesh D Harivan, a teacher, joined the Government Lower Primary School in Adavisomapur, a remote tribal hamlet in Gadag, in 2003, there were only 68 students on the rolls. The school — a Class 1 to Class 5 institution — consisted of just two classrooms and Harivan was determined to increase the number of students on roll as well as to improve the facilities in the school.

Harivan had spent five years teaching in Savanur before moving to Adavisomapur and that experience came in handy. Now, the school has 103 students on its rolls and Harivan had added three more classrooms. The government has recognized his efforts and will confer the best teacher award on him at a ceremony in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

“In this tanda (hamlet), parents of students migrate to other places in search of jobs,” Harivan, 49, told TOI. “Their children would accompany them. With the help of other teachers, I began visiting each house in the tanda to persuade parents to send their wards to school. The response was slow, but steady.”

With the numbers increasing, Harivan decided to expand. He collected Rs 3.5 lakh in donations from friends and acquaintances and built three classrooms. To promote extra-curricular activity, he started a ‘no-bag day’ on every Saturday. Every two weeks, students are taken to the library to encourage them to read.

“Now that I’m in-charge of this school, I will also teach Kannada in very unique way,” Harivan said.

Shankar Hugar, senior lecturer, District Institute of Education and Training, Gadag, said, “Thanks to Harivan’s hard work, many dropouts have re-joined school. Together with government funds, he also collected donations people around to help poor students get notebooks and shoes. He has brought innovative teaching methods to this small school.”

He pays for classroom activities

For the past 13 years, CS Sathish, a teacher at Government Lower Primary School, Mullur, Kodagu, sets aside a portion of his salary every month for what he calls “classroom activities”. He believes his students will learn what they are taught far more quickly through this initiative. He has created a number of science modules on solar energy for example. Recipient of the district-level best teacher award last year, Satish’s teaching career began in Bagalkot. “I teach all subjects,” he said. “Every month, I save some money for classroom activities. I believe in using creative modules to help students learn whatever I teach quickly.”

Awards for teachers

The state government will present 20 primary school, 10 high school and a special high school teacher with Best Teacher awards for the year 2018-19 during Teachers’ Day celebrations at the Banquet Hall, Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy will present the awards.

posted Sep 5, 2018 by Gowri Vimalan

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Criticizing ragging in all its forms, Union Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar said that it is important to eliminate ragging from campuses. To support the same cause, an anti-ragging app has been launched by University Grants Commission (UGC) which will help students and make it easier for them to register their complaints against ragging. Talking about the same Prakash Javadekar said "physical and mental torture of a new student won't be tolerated by the government and the new app will work as a handy tool for any student who goes through such experience".

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He also promised that immediate action will be taken by the government on any complaint received through the app.
 "It is a good step for protection and will give a feeling of security to students," he said. He also cautioned the students who indulge themselves in ragging and said that if found they will not be allowed to continue their education any further in the institution.

"At the same time they will meet severe penalty and punishment as per the law," he said.
At the same time he hoped that seniors will help their juniors and act as responsible mentors for them and guide them in the right direction.
 


 

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Picture Source: News World India

By JAVED SAIFI 

https://www.newsworldindia.in/national/sending-children-to-govt-schools-may-become-compulsory-for-karnataka-state-employees/307830/

In a bid to improve the quality of education, the Karnataka government is considering a proposal to make compulsory for state government employees to send their children to government schools rather than private schools.

Primary and Secondary Education minister N Mahesh was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying, “We are considering bringing in a policy on the basis of a report to encourage enrolment in government schools.”

“By making government employees enroll their wards in government schools, we hope to make them stakeholders in the betterment of these schools,” Mahesh added.

In order to implement the proposal the Karnataka government is seeking a legal opinion.

“We have asked for legal opinion to ensure that we do not go against some judgments of the Supreme Court, where it held that state governments cannot dictate the choice of the school of the children. We are looking at ways to overcome this,” Mahesh said.

The move is based on the Kannada Development Authority (KDA) report published in September 2017 that suggested “those who draw a salary from the government have to mandatorily send their children to government schools and not private ones. And there should be a provision to punish those who flout this rule.”

In the month of June, it was proposed in Karnataka to pilot English-medium classes in 1,000 government schools. 

According to a survey during 2011-15, the total enrolment in government schools fell by 11.2 million, whereas in private, it rose by 16 million.

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The demand for private schools may have resulted in a sharp decline in the student strength of government schools across the State, but a government school in Vijayapura district has reversed the trend, thanks to its alumni.

Set up on the day the country got its independence, the Government Higher Primary School in Hanumasagar village of Vijayapura district, which had just 60 students a few months ago, has now added 112 more to its fold. The new students left their private schools to enrol here.

This “trend reversal” is the result of an initiative by five former students who were pained over the dwindling student strength in their alma mater. “After passing out of school, five of us were serving as teachers in various government schools. When we came to know that our government school was gradually losing students to private schools, we decided to do whatever possible to break the trend,” said G.S. Jamkhandi.

Explaining the methods they adopted, he said that last summer vacation, the five of them, with the permission of the Block Education Officer, held special coaching classes in the school. “We deputed three teachers to teach mathematics, science and English. Our efforts yielded results, as the parents agreed to shift their children who were studying in private schools in three nearby villages,” he said.

Abdul Nadaf, father of Afreen Nadaf studying in standard six, said that after the teachers held meetings and training sessions, he was confident that his daughter would get better education in the government school. “I paid ₹10,000 as fee in the private school. Now, in the government school, besides quality education, I have been able to save money and there are various facilities such as mid-day meals, bicycles and free uniform,” he said. Afreen is elated too: “I was not happy in the private school. So was five of my cousins. After undergoing coaching, we decided to join this government school.”

Mathematics teacher Laksmi Hosamani said district in charge Minister M.B. Patil had assured of deputing three full-time teachers and arranging for bus service for students. He has also promised a grant of ₹10 lakh for renovation of the school and e-teaching facility.

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