GANJAM: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched model school (Adarsha Vidyalaya) scheme at his home constituency Hinjili.
The chief minister inaugurated the first model school at Sasan Ambagaon near Hinjilcut and announced the inauguration of rest 99 through online.
Notably, the state government has constructed 100 English-medium schools under the scheme in 100 blocks of the state. The government has decided to open such model schools in each block.
Informing that the government would open model schools in all 314 blocks, the chief minister said students wouldn’t have to go to cities for quality education.
“Now the students will be able to get an education in their localities. I hope these Adarsha Vidyalayas will help fulfil the hope and aspirations of the students,” said Patnaik.
Sources said schools would follow the CBSE curriculum while English will be the first language and Odia will be the second language.
The model school will have classes VI, VII and VIII initially and each class will have 80 students in two sections.
Sources said, 50 percent seats will be reserved for girl students and reservation for other categories would be proportionate to the percentage of the population of the respective block.