Goa to start remedial classes for weak students: CM Sawant
Panaji, July 11 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that the government will keep track of attendance of teachers by using Geo based service and they will be asked to take remedial classes after the school hours for weaker students.
Sawant, replying to a question on education in the assembly session, said that the state is spending 12 per cent budget on education.
"Remedial classes for weaker students are a must. Teachers will have to take at least two hours of remedial classes. They were not doing it, now they will have to do it," Sawant said.
He said that an agreement has been signed to opt for a Geo based service to track activities of teachers in school. "Teachers tracking will be done. Through this, the education department will come to know what time they come and when they leave," he said.
"Remedial classes for weak students are important. At least two hours of classes will have to be taken, so they can improve," Sawant said.
He said that through a new system in the education area, teachers will have to submit the weekly report about what they have taught to students.
He said that till 4.30 p.m. teachers will have to take remedial classes. "Goa is number one in infrastructure. Coding and Robotic virtual classes will also be started," he said.
Sawant has taken the step to improve the education sector after the National Achievement Survey report revealed that the state lags in ranking which is below the national average.