Karnataka Government schools fail to fulfill Quality Education

According to the internal evaluation report conducted by the KSQAAC, Karnataka government schools failed to fulfilling the quality education to the students.

The Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Kimmane Ratnakar revealed the evaluation process of the government schools across the state.

The survey has been conducted in 1020 government schools across 30 districts from the state involving about 1 lakh students from classes 1 to 10.

Govt schools fails to fulfill Quality Education

According to the report, no one government school rated A+ grade. Only 5 schools have been rated A grade.

From every taluk in Karnataka, three primary schools and two secondary schools has been selected for the evaluation process.

Evaluation process contains five areas - Physical Environment, Infrastructure, Classroom Environment, Leadership, Innovative Activities and Community Participation.

Karnataka School Quality Assessment and Accreditation Council (KSQAAC), had prepared the report on quality of Teaching, basic infrastructure, school environment in these schools for the academic year 2012-13.

According to the report: Four schools from Chikkodi Taluk and one school from Udupi has been rated A grade.

Around 22 schools from Chikkodi, Udupi, Koppal, Chikmagalur, Bagalkot and Dharawad has been rated B+ grade.

A total of 122 schools rated B grade, 277 in C+ grade and 384 C grade.

After announcing the report, Ratnakar said, "Bidar, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Bellary, Raichur, Bijapur and Kolar around 200 schools rated D grade. It is a big challenge that the system is unable to give quality education to a large section of the population. We have planed to start a Internal Quality Assessment Committee (IQAC) to improve the quality of the schools."

The main objective is to assess the performance, achievement and learning quality of schools and also the deficiencies. A pilot project of accrediting schools started in 2012 and done in five phases. KSQAC hired 612 assessors for this through a written examination. It received about 8,000 applications. Assessing and accrediting schools by states is the first of its kind in the nation.

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