• GSHSEB orders survey of all self-financed schools in Ahmedabad
     August 21st, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) directed District Education Office (DEO) officials across the state to conduct a survey of 7,000-odd self-financed schools and submit a complete database in a month.

    Officials said that Education Inspector level workers will be sent to all schools to carry out a comprehensive check on students, staff, fee structure and infrastructure of each school. The report will have to be compiled and the information sent to the board. The board will then create a database which will be used to allot assessment duties after the board exams.

    Secretary of GSHSEB M I Joshi said the survey is being carried out to avoid consistent lack of staff for assessment of class X and XII board exam papers, where the load invariably falls on teachers of government schools. Self-financed schools shrug off responsibility by citing lack of staff.

    “The actual human resources and infrastructure of self financed schools is being studied so that they can be directed to strengthen the same, to avoid penal action. We received numerous representations that many self-financed schools cut back on staff, payments to teachers and infrastructure to cut costs,” Varsani said.

    Education inspectors who will visit each self financed school will collate the data, beginning from whether the school is recognized, the year in which it was affiliated to the board, staff strength, their salaries and the mode of payment.

    EIs will also take record qualifications of the teachers and the number of years they have served in the school. Specific information would be collected on fees charged, the heads under which charged, whether fee details are displayed on school boards.

    Joshi said details of where the deficiencies have to be specifically pointed out by the by DEOs will be cross checked, and action initiated against the EI or DEO who withheld correct information.