In order to battle the student's drop-out rate in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exam, the Maharashtra government has decided to introduce a new policy and program that would supplement the current education system in securing international level of education.
The Education Department has decided to introduce the 'mother school' concept of schooling to ensure every student did not drop-out from school and also to ascertain efficient methods of learning for them. It is anticipated that 'mother school' concept would established sufficient mode of interaction between the teacher and the student, and it will simultaneously check the attendance on regular basis.
Excerpts from the Government Resolution (GR):
- The GR issued by the Education Ministry made it mandatory for the schools to give failed students a chance in 9th class by conducting supplementary exam in July
- The papers in the supplementary exams would be identical with SSC and HSC board papers
- The 'mother school' concept would identify those drop-out students and make sure that these students successfully pass in class 8 and 9
- The government would chose big schools in a particular region to function as 'mother school'. Every failed students would be send to 'mother school'
- The 'mother school' concept is similar with the mother-teacher concept of learning
- According to National Achievement Survey conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the education quality of Maharashtra is lower than CBSE, ICSE, and other states
- Activity-based learning besides reviewing the assessment patterns was recommended.
- Another prime objective of introducing the 'mother school' concept is to help every student in passing the SSC and HSC exams.
"The 'mother schools' will have to ensure that students who drop out after primary level are identified and brought back into the system. To ensure that all class 8 passouts enroll in class 9, the local education officers will take help from the mother schools," said the GR