Gunostav Assam 2017

As a part of the government’s initiative to ensure quality education for students in Government schools and to increase awareness for quality in education, the Assam government is going to adopt ‘Gunotsav’, a quality improvement programme.
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma has stated that 48000 schools of Assam would be graded as per the Gunotsav programme that is prevalent in Gujarat education system. Under this system, schools will be graded as A, B or C based on their infrastructure, quality of education and performance.
Talking on the sidelines of Swacch School Award Ceremony held in Ravindra Bhwan of Guwahati, Himanta Biswa Sharma said, ‘We will organise Gunotsav Programme twice a year in an interval of six months. These programmes will be for a single day. On this day, gazetted officers of the government will visit each of these schools and grade it as A B or C after evaluating the school on the basis of its performance, infrastructure, environment etc. In this process of visiting schools, I myself, our Chief Minister, the Chief Secretary will also take part’.
He also stated that after the first Gunotsav programme, the schools would be provided government assistance to improve their grades. Again after six months, i.e. in the second Gunotsav programme, the officers will evaluate whether the low graded schools have been upgraded or not.
‘I have seen that many of the schools in Assam do not have adequate teachers and students. We do not know whether mid day meals are provided inadequately or excessively as we do not have clear idea about the number of students. We have to sort these issues out. We need to look after the quality of education, cleanliness and other important factors’.
A team of Assam education department will visit Gujarat within seven days to have a clear idea of the Gunotsav programme which has been in place since 2009.

Syeda Ambia Zahan