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Panaji, June 14, 2018

Jyaistha 24, 1940


“The Education Department, Govt of Goa has become very active and result oriented. Chief Minister Shri. Parrikar has been a constant motivation and happy to see the results achieved by the Government High Schools at the SSC examination. This has initiated to promote a few Headmasters to ADEIs and Teacher Grade-I to Headmasters. The process to recruit additional teachers is going on,” informed Shri. G.P. Bhat, Director of Education. He was talking at the Felicitation Ceremony of the Headmasters of Government High Schools in the State which excelled in SSC examination. The Felicitation program was held at the Conference Hall, Department of Education, Alto Porvorim at 3.30 p.m. yesterday.

Director of Education (Administration) Smt. Meghana Shetgaonkar, Chairman of Goa Educational Development Corporation (GEDC) Shri. Kanta Patnekar, Chairman of Goa Board Shri. Ramkrishna Samant, Deputy Director of Education (Academics) Shri. Shailesh Jhingde and OSD to Chief Minister Shri. Sitaram Naik was present on the occasion.

 Speaking further Shri. Bhat said that in an expert committee meeting was held in New Delhi recently in which it was suggested that Pre-primary and Primary education should be brought under the Education Department. To imply this, Pre-primary teachers from the state will be trained by this Department, and gradually connected to the Government or aided Primary schools. It will be a regularised and systematized process,” informed Bhat.

He further added that the teachers must equally focus on students of std. IX. “Train them, so that they pass in large numbers and reach std X.  It is a tedious job. There will be many obstacles but do not stop trying. Schools must see that they have the least dropout at the IX std. The Education Department will monitor the Government as well as the aided schools with a large number of dropouts,” he said.

“An optional subject like Financial Literacy is already launched in Tiswadi Taluka on a priority basis. Many such subjects such as Yog and Value Education will be launched soon,” he informed while appealing the teachers to impart quality education. He also appreciated the Goa board for excellent performance and nodded that the schools can increase the number of divisions.

In his address Shri. Kanta Patnekar said that it is the responsibility of the teachers to keep continuity in scoring 100% results in SSC exam. “Education is meant for all-round development. However, we must also pay attention to the Physical, Emotional and Social quotient of the child. Student faces numerous difficulties, so it is our moral responsibility to see that these problems are being catered to.”

He further informed that this year one counselor per school is deployed in Govt. schools and added that the Chief Minister has insisted on introducing a subject on ‘Civic Sense.’ “This will include topics like personal hygiene, oral hygiene and cleanliness, Waste management etc. in association with Shantilal Muttha Foundation. Teacher’s training program in this subject will be conducted in July.”

Shri. Sitaram Naik congratulated the Headmasters and teachers for their efforts. He urged the teachers to keep up the spirit and work hard towards achieving such results in coming years.

Earlier Smt. Shetgaonkar welcomed the gathering. Shri. Jhingde also spoke on the occasion. Headmasters of Govt. HS, Khotigao and Dadachiwadi Dhargal expressed their opinions. The Headmasters were later given Appreciation Certificates by the dignitaries.