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SSA To Introduce Health& Physical Edu'n In Schools

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SSA To Add Health & Physical Education
Once the implementation of RTE took place across the nation, now the next focus is on strengthening and improving the quality of elementary education in the state in compliance with the RTE Act 2009.

SSA (Sarva Siksha Abhiyan)'s main aim is to introduce health and physical education, art education and work education at the elementary level in the current academic session. In order to put this on force, SSA will be appointing 6081 part-time teachers on contractual basis who will impart lessons on health and physical education and art education for about 2,021 upper primary schools.

An official of SSA said that "These courses are being introduced for all-round development of children. This will also complete the holistic learning process. The national education policy suggested all round development of children at the elementary stage. Moreover, RTE Act-2009 also envisages cognitive development of children in government schools in phase manner."

He further said that, Part-time instructors will be posted at those upper primary schools where the enrolment of students is more than 100. This will be a certificate or diploma course for the students from Classes VI to VIII.

"After scrutiny of the online applications, shortlisted candidates will have to appear before interview board with their original documents. The interview will be organized at district level. Candidates who have passed their diploma or certificate courses from recognized government universities or boards can only apply."

He further says"We have received around 25,000 applications and within March 20 appointment letters will be handed over to the selected ones. The salary will be given to them on per hour basis. And those appointed will be posted in schools located in rural areas only" the official added.

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