30 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reached the seventh spot in NITI Aayog's report on School Education Quality Index in 2016-17 among other big states. At 13th position among states in the base year 2015-16, the state made a gain of 6 points to reach at 7th for the reference year 2016-17. The state gained an overall 12.4 percentage from 47.8 percent (13th position) to reach at 60.2 percent (7th position).
Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy and School and Mass Education Secretary Chitra Armugam today apprised Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on this achievement. Appreciating the efforts of the School and Mass Education Department, the CM advised to keep up the good work and try to get to the top three.
Odisha gained 18.5 percent to rise from 43.4 percent to reach 61.9 percent in the category of Governance Processes Aiding Outcomes. This considers factors covering student-teacher attendance, administrative adequacy, training, accountability, and transparency.
The other outcomes that NITI Ayog considers are learning outcomes, access outcomes, infrastructure and facilities and equity outcome. The state has also performed well in these factors. Chief Advisor CMO, R Balakrishnan was present during the occasion.