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Bihar Launches ‘Mission Daksh’ To Aid 25 Lakh Academically Weak Students

 

The Bihar government launched a new initiative aimed at supporting nearly 25 lakh children facing significant academic challenges in state-run schools. “Mission Daksh” (Dynamic Approach for Knowledge and Skill), the initiative focuses on providing specialized Hindi, Mathematics, and English classes to students in classes 3-8 statewide. Each teacher will mentor only five students, specifically those struggling with fluency in Hindi and English and facing challenges in basic Mathematics.

District-Wise Monitoring for ‘Mission Daksh’

  • To ensure the effective implementation of ‘Mission Daksh,’ district-wise monitoring committees, led by district magistrates, will oversee the program’s progress.
  • The committees will play a pivotal role in daily supervision starting from December 1.
  • Following inspections that identified a considerable number of academically weak students during regular monitoring, the department prioritizes the identification of such students.
  • ‘Mission Daksh’ focuses on addressing the individual needs of these students to enhance their academic performance.

Personalized Learning Approach

  • Extra classes, held post-lunch with no more than five students at a time, will be conducted by teachers.
  • This targeted approach aims to provide individualized attention, allowing teachers to tailor their methods to the unique needs of each academically weak student.
  • All identified students are expected to take their final examinations in April 2024.
  • The Education Department emphasizes that if these students fail, strict departmental action will be taken against headmasters, principals, and teachers.

Bihar’s Ongoing Commitment to Education Reform

  • The ‘Mission Daksh’ initiative aligns with the Nitish Kumar government’s broader efforts to enhance the quality of education in Bihar.
  • This initiative follows previous measures, including interactions with parents of students with low attendance, demonstrating the government’s commitment to addressing educational challenges at multiple levels.

Important Questions Related to Exams

Q. What is the objective of the ‘Mission Daksh’ program initiated by the Bihar government?

A: The program aims to support nearly 25 lakh children facing significant academic challenges in state-run schools.

Q. How does ‘Mission Daksh’ plan to address the academic needs of weak students?

A: The state Education Department has instructed teachers to provide intensive mentorship in batches of no more than five students, focusing on narrowing learning gaps.

Q. How does the program identify and target academically weak students?

A: Through regular inspections, the department prioritizes the identification of academically weak students, focusing on addressing their individual needs.

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