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DoE to determine achievements of civic sense subject

Panjim: In a bid to ensure civic responsibility, recently integrated into the school curriculum, is followed sincerely, Education Department has decided to keep a check through a team of heads of institutions in the educational sector.

The team comprising Education Director Gajanan Bhat, besides heads of SCERT, Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Goa Education Development Corporation among others, will take stock of the performance starting from August 30 to September 8.

After a marathon meeting on Monday, Bhat told Herald that ADEIs have been instructed to insist that primary teachers be present for the meetings which will be held at every taluka during this period.

“Although the schemes are optional and do not decide promotion or demotion of a student, we want to make sure that these subjects are not taken for granted either by teachers or students. We will evaluate the performance of the schemes through the special drive while also taking opportunity to create awareness of new schemes,” he said.

The subjects of civic sense consisting of value education, yoga, waste management, health, hygiene, traffic awareness, etc were integrated into the curriculum to create knowledge and awareness among students, also as part of the Centre’s mission for such education. Besides this, Aadhaar enrollment will also be discussed. As of now, 96 percent students across the State are Aadhaar enrolled and Bhat said, they would soon achieve 100 percent coverage. [H]

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