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School education: Rymbui says state govt to improve grey areas

SHILLONG, Nov. Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said on Saturday that he is not looking at scores or the Performance Grade Index (PGI), but at gray areas that need attention.
He said the state government is working to improve the education sector.
“I don’t look at scores, but at areas where we are lagging and how we can improve,” Rymbui told reporters while talking about the Ministry of Education’s latest BGA.
He said the increase in the number of state schools from 584 in 2017-18 to 716 this year is itself an improvement. He said the government is trying to identify the gray areas to work on and improve on, which resulted in a slight improvement.
Meghalaya made a small improvement in the latest BGA. It was at the bottom of the list of states last year and took the second lowest position this year.
The worst performer was Arunachal Pradesh while Kerala, Maharashtra and Punjab topped the BGA which assesses school education at the district level.
With 669 points, Arunachal reached the L7 level, the lowest in the index, while Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand joined Meghalaya at the L6 level with scores between 701 and 750 points.
Meghalaya improved her points from 649 last year to 716 this year. Assam (848 points), Tripura (834), Mizoram (765), Sikkim (751), Manipur (741) and Nagaland (728), outperformed Meghalaya in the standings.
The Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L) of the ministry had designed BGA for the states and the UTs to provide insights and data-driven mechanisms about school education performance and achievement.
The main goal of BGA is to promote evidence-based policy making and emphasize course correction to ensure quality education for all. So far, DoSE&L has released the PGI report for 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.
The current report is for the year 2020-21.
The exercise, the first of its kind on such a scale, envisions that the Index will prompt states and UTs to undertake multiple interventions that will deliver the coveted optimal educational outcomes.

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