Mission Buniyaad, a campaign by Delhi government to group children from classes III to IX on their maths and reading abilities, was launched by deputy CM and education minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday. The campaign aimed at 76,000 students in classes III to V in Sarvodaya schools and classes VI to IX in DoE schools expects to achieve results by July.
An assessment by directorate of education in January-February found that 2.5 lakh students from classes 6 to 8 needed help with reading grade-level text and 2.2 lakh students in basic maths.
The campaign will be held in two phases, the first from April 2 to May 10 during which it would be a part of the regular school schedule, and second from May 11 to June 10 when it will be merged with summer camp.
Sisodia said the inability of children to read and write fluently is a reflection on the failure of the school system. He asked teachers to reach out to parents to ensure all children are able to read, write and do basic maths to attain grade-appropriate learning outcomes.
Read more of this in a report by Krittika Sharma published in The Times of India...