Mission Buniyaad to enrich Students learning skills
Under the programme which will run from April to June for class 3 to 5 in MCD schools and class 6 to 9 in government schools, children will undergo a reading level assessment based on which they will be enrolled in specialized classes. The Delhi government on Wednesday launched the “Mission Buniyaad” scheme to improve learning levels of children from classes 3 to 9. Primary education falls within the ambit of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs) while the Delhi government is supposed to offer education from classes 6 to 12.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, highlighted that children were unable to read and write fluently. “It is basically a reflection on the failure of the school system,” he said while launching the scheme.
Manish Sisodia urged the teachers and officials to reach out to children and their parents “to ensure that in next three months all children should be able to read, write and do basic maths fluently so that they are on the right track to attain grade-appropriate learning outcomes”.
“This situation puts children in a seriously disadvantaged situation to acquire further learning.
And the unfortunate part is that the school system instead of owning its own failure projects it on children and their parents as if it is they who are at total fault,” he said.
Delay in Mission Buniyaad
With schools under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation yet to divide students according to their learning levels, as required under Mission Buniyaad, the education department has issued a notice to the civic body.
In the notice issued Thursday, the assistant district education office, Rohini zone, has asked the civic body to divide the students immediately. “Under Mission Buniyaad, all principals were required to identify students from classes III to V. But it has been reported that some schools have not categorized the students, which is highly objectionable. Therefore, all principals are required to place students under the category,” said the order.
This year, the State Advisory Council was formed with representatives from the government and municipal corporations, and it was decided that Mission Buniyaad will be launched to improve learning levels of children. The scheme is running in Delhi government schools till Class IX, and in MCD schools.
It is being run in two phases — April 2-May 10, and from May 11-31. Schools have been asked to divide children into four groups: New Nishta (those unable to recognise Hindi letters, and numbers); Nishta (those who are cannot read words, don’t know counting, addition, subtraction); New Pratibha (those unable to comprehend Hindi matras, multiplication, and division); and Pratibha (those who can read and write).