Mo School stands firm on transparency: Susmita Bagchi

‘Mo School’ has firmed its base as a successful example of the vision of the Chief Minister. Not only has the programme revolutionised the education sector of the state but has also enabled Odisha to stand a class apart among the other states. It is our responsibility to uphold the trust and confidence of the people who have been associated with Mo School. We are on a continuous quest of amplifying this programme and reaching out every govt. and govt. aided schools of the state. It is our primary responsibility to connect a greater number of alumni members with their alma mater, said Susmita Bagchi, Chairperson, Mo School.

Addressing the 9th Governing Council Meeting of Mo School through virtual mode on Friday, Bagchi said, “Given the breadth of the projects being implemented under Mo School, emphasis is being laid on the monitoring at the school level. Steps are also being taken to ensure the timely completion of the projects and that students are amply benefitted from these projects. She also added that proper tabs are being kept on the transparency of these projects. Bishnupada Sethy, Principal Secretary, S& ME Dept., said that prominence has emerged in digitally skilling the teachers and students of govt and govt aided schools of the state.

Numerous programmes are being implemented in collaborations with many international organisations. Mo School is committed to providing a platform for the all round development of the students; academics, digital technology and sports being in the forefront. Sethy also instructed to lay attention on the all round development of the schools and students of the tribal belts.

Underlying attention is also showcased in ensuring community involvement and participation to check transparency of 5T High School Programme. Meetings with head teachers, alumni and SMC members were held in as many as 3415 high schools and to seek their valuable support in the transformation programme. Decision was taken to set up a team to look into the skills and growth of teachers and students in the educational arena and curate teaching aids.

Similarly, it was also decided to identify and reward three best performing teachers of every district.

Mo School will start alumni driven school-based aspiration programme in high schools to encourage alumni members to contribute through their service for holistic development of the students. Each school will create its alumni database with its current address and contact details, including the current profession. An alumni committee will be formed at school level to promote sports, Science and cultural activities among students. Apart from this, talk sessions, career counselling classes and mentoring programme will be organised by the dedicated alumni committee. Mo School will encourage the alumni committees to organise community service activities in the village every year with participation from community.

In a bid to promote learning practice among elementary and secondary students, Mo School in collaboration with UNICEF will conduct a special programme for next 2 years. The major focus of the collaboration will be to address the learning loss of students due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

The welcome address and thank you note of the meeting were delivered by Anupam Saha, SPD-OSEPA and Member Secretary. Amarjit Jena, Chief Operating Officer, Mo School deliberated the panel on the status of the implemented projects. The meeting also witnessed the presence of Poonam Guha Tapas Kumar, Director, SC & ST Dept, Prabir Kumar Khillar, Officer on Special Duty, Mo School along with Collector, Dhenkanal and Project Director, DRDA.