Naveen felicitates Successful SC / ST Students
All 109 ashram schools and 142 primary schools with residential facilities being run by the ST, SC Development, Minorities and Backward Class Welfare Department will be upgraded from class 5 to 8.
Similarly 245 upper primary schools would be upgraded to high schools under Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan, the department sources said here on Thursday.
A school would be opened at Badapada which is situated in the cut off area in Malkangiri district this year.
Moreover, five more Ekalavya Model Residential Schools would be started in Malkangiri, Nuapada, Bolangir, Kalahandi and Subarnapur district this year.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday felicitated 100 students belonging to ST and SC who topped in their categories on the basis of their performance in annual HSC Examination-2010.
Besides, Baya Mankadia, who became first matriculate from Mankadia community, was felicitated by Mr. Patnaik at the State-level function here.
Samyaranjan Bagal who secured 537 marks and topped the list was given away 5,000 of cash prize.
Addressing the function, Chief Minister hailed the students for their superior performance in the annual HSC examination.
“The State government is committed to make efforts for development of education of Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste students. About 1,000 girls hostels have been built across the State. In the next three years, another 3,000 girls hostels would come up,” Mr. Patnaik said.
Although the average pass percentage in annual HSC examination was 71.74 per cent, the pass rate was 81.08 per cent in schools being run by the department.
In 2008, as many as 23 schools recorded 100 per cent result. In the subsequent year, number of high schools having 100 per cent performance rose to 37. This year the number is 76.
As many as 317 high schools are being run by the department. Of the 10,761 students appeared from the high schools, 1,275 students passed in first division while 3,295 secured second division.