Bengaluru: Principal Secretary to Department of School Education and Literacy S. Selvakumar issued an order on Monday July 25 directing each official, not just those in in the Education Department but also those at the Taluk and State levels, to adopt one school or PU college in the State.
The order further directs them to work on improving the institution’s overall academic development and quality of education.
In the State, there are more than 47,000 government schools and 1,200 government colleges.
The order stated that every official who adopts an institution must visit there at least once or twice a month. During the visit, he or she should review the academic progress and give suitable directives for improvement. They should interact with students, learn about their interests, and motivate them to have goals in life, it added.
The order further stated that Commissioner of Education Department and Director of Department of Public Instructions and other higher officials will allot the institutes to officials for adoption. Focus should be on schools in rural areas, read the order. Deputy Directors to the Education Department and PU Department, DCs, ZP CEOs and other officials will be nodal officers for the programme at district levels. Monthly reports should be submitted.