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Odisha to open 100 New Model Schools in 2016

Debi Prasad MishraBhubaneswar, Oct 5: The Odisha government has decided to open 100 model schools in the state from the next year. Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister for School and Mass Education has presided over a high level meeting today at State Secretariat.

“While the state government has set a target to open model schools in each block, 100 such schools will begin functioning from next academic session in the first phase,” said School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra.

The decision was taken in a meeting here on Monday chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

The minister said that the state government would make operation 100 model schools across the state from the next academic session. Talking to media persons after the meeting, Mishra said that a total of 1332 teachers would be appointed to in the new model schools.  The process would be completed by March 2016 and a new outfit – Odisha Secondary Schools Organisation – would be formed, he added.

The model schools, meant to impart education from Class I to Class XII, will be carved out at par with the central government-run Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV), the Chief Minister’s Office said in a statement.

Vocational courses would also be a major part of the curriculum, it added.

Patnaik directed officials to expedite the construction of buildings and other infrastructural works to ensure that education is imparted in the model schools from the 2016-17 academic session.

The model schools, to be managed by autonomous bodies, will also have residential facilities for students.

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