The Naveen Patnaik Government announced to open at least 100 model schools from the next academic year even as the Centre stopped funding the proposed project. The decision on the issue was taken at a high-level meeting on Monday.
“While the state government has set a target to open model schools in each block, 100 such schools will begin functioning from next academic session in the first phase,” said School and Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra.
School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said, The state has decided to recruit 1,772 employees including 1,332 teachers for the proposed 100 model schools, . “The recruitment process would be completed by March next year while classes will start from April,” the minister said.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has suggested the department to make One hundred such model schools in the first phase, the students from Standard I to Standard –XII would be taken in each model school. There would be hostel facilities for the students too.