Bhubaneswar, Mar 14: The standing committee on School and Mass Education Department has advised to formulate new mechanism to regulate the mushrooming English medium schools in the state.
Taking stock of the closure of government schools throughout the state, the committee has recommended for formation of strict mechanism to regulate private English medium schools.
The committee comprising of BJD MLA Bhupinder Singh along with 11 MLAs has asked the School and Mass Education department to reconsider the closure of schools located in remote forest and hilly regions those were proposed to be closed for having less than 20 students.
The committee has also suggested the department to provide concessional bus pass to the students of Adarsha Vidyalayas.
Besides, the committee has advised the government to empower the Collectors to appoint contractual teachers at their end wherever essential.
At the same time, the committee proposed to enhance science experiments, more provision of science fund, recognise ideal teachers, direct funding to schools from Local Area Development (LAD) fund of MLAs and to increase MLA’s discretional quota in Adarsha Vidyalaya to four.