Uttar Pradesh Government introduces the NCERT pattern for 1.59 lakh primary and upper primary schools in the state.
The state government of Uttar Pradesh is all set to introduce NCERT pattern for primary and upper primary schools of the region. As per the media reports that the newly-appointed “basic education minister” Satish Dwivedi on Tuesday (27th August 2019) said that all the state government-run primary and upper primary schools will switch to the NCERT pattern from April 2020 onwards.
Through this decision, over 1.59 lakh primary and upper primary schools across the state will replace the course material being taught in these schools.
Reason Behind to Opt for NCERT Pattern –
One of the major reasons to choose NCERT pattern in UP Government schools is to make UP board students more confident while competing against students from other boards. By introducing the NCERT pattern will provide the much-needed edge to the students and enable them to achieve excellence in academics so they can give tough competition from central and other boards.
According to media reports, the minister has already issued directions to the senior officers of the department and assigns them the duty to design the policy pattern to ensure smooth implementation of the new pattern for the primary and upper primary schools. Earlier this year, the UP Board exams 2019 were also conducted on the NCERT Pattern as well.
Bio-metric Attendance for Students –
Soon, the bio-metric attendance will be introduced for meritorious students of the state who studying in government-run primary and upper primary schools. In addition to the biometric attendance for students, school teachers will need to mark their attendance by posting three selfies through the ‘Prerna’ mobile app. However, the mister said Prerna Mobile Application will be launched by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 4th September 2019 – a day before Teacher’s Day.
Focus on Quality Education –
With a focus on quality education at the school level, the UP Government is also planning to set up a Director General of School Education. The Director General of School Education will be accountable to plan and design policies to bring about qualitative improvement in the government primary and upper primary schools located at the state.