Odisha Government has recently announced that the state would get 100 new model schools which would become functional from the next academic session beginning from 2016. The School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said, “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.”
The agreement to establish these model schools was sealed in a meeting held on Monday chaired by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik. These model schools would appoint a total of 1772 employees which would include 1332 teachers. By the month of March in the next year, the appointment process will begin for the post of teachers and staff members.
Odisha government is keen to run these model schools in the line of central government-run Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV). These schools would impart education to students from class I to class XII. These schools would also provide vocational courses as major part of the curriculum and impart skills to the students in various trades.
As the model schools are expected to function from the academic session of 2016-17, the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has told the officials to initiate construction of buildings and look after the other infrastructural needs of these schools to get onto its toes. The model schools thus proposed will be managed by autonomous bodies and allow students to have residential facilities as well.