There are 6193 Govt. and aided Secondary Schools, 849 Recognized High Schools and 151 permitted High Schools in the State.
- As per the GIA Rules, 2004, 1981 private High Schools have been notified to receive block grant.
- 1375 nos. of Contract Teachers has been engaged against the 3210 posts advertised.
- Contract teachers of High Schools have been allowed the minimum basic pay of their respective regular scale in Revised Scale of Pay 2008.
- Government have approved 799 candidates as non-teaching staff under the Rehabilitation Assistance Scheme in the year 2010.
- Computer Literacy is being popularized in High Schools. Board of Secondary Education has included computer learning as an optional subject in the curriculum for Secondary schools.
Universalisation of Secondary Education
(A) Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) : RMSA is a national flagship programme initiated in 2009-10 to universalise Secondary Education by making good quality education available, accessible and affordable to all children within the age group of 14 – 18 years with strong focus on the elements of gender, equity & justice.
- To provide secondary school within 5 K.M. and higher secondary school within 7-10 K.M. of every habitation.
- Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of 75% for class-IX & X within five years (by 2013-14).
- Universal Access to Secondary Education (SE) by 2017.
- Universal Retention by 2020.
- Access to Secondary Education (SE) for all disadvantaged group of children.
- To improve quality of education resulting in enhanced intellectual, social and cultural learning.
- Annual Work Plan for 2010-11 and Perspective Plan for 5 years submitted to GoI.
- PAB approved for 2009 – 10 Rs.207.18 crores and for 2010-11 Rs 507.92 crore .
- Rs.3.00 crores released by GoI for “Preparatory Activities” such as :-
Strengthening State and District offices.
Strengthening manpower resources.
Organising training/workshop/SEMIS etc.
- Rs 71.40 crores released by GOI for “ Project Activities ” such as :-
Civil works for new school.
MMER (Management Monitoring Evaluation & Research which is being released to all the 30 districts.
- Data collection, data entry and analysis of “Secondary Education Management Information System” (SEMIS), 2009-10 is completed & is under verification by the Inspector of Schools.
- Taskforce has been constituted at the state level.
- Capacity building of Inspectors of Schools & DPCs done.
- Steps taken to set up RMSA society.
- School Mapping completed.
- Bank accounts opened in state & district offices.
- SSA society is the implementing society for RMSA until the new society formed.
- The Memorandum & Byelaws of RMSA society (Orissa Madhymika Sikhya Mission -OMSM) have already been approved by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Orissa and has been registered under society registration act.
- The Executive Committee will be convened very soon.
- School student helpline has been opened. Along with CTS this also helps in tracking the out of school children.
Construction and running of Girls’ Hostels:
130 proposals for construction of Girls Hostel to be set up one in each Educationally Backward Block (EBB) has been approved by Govt. of India. Funds have not been released.
National Scheme of Incentive to Girl Students:
Proposal in respect of 23585 eligible girls students relating to the year 2008-09 and proposal for 35314 eligible girls students for the year 2009-10 have been furnished to Govt. of India.
Setting up of Model Schools:
111 proposals for setting up of Model Schools in Educationally Backward Blocks (EBB) have already been approved by Govt. of India. No funds have been released.
Information and Communication Technology Programme:
Proposal for 4000 High Schools has been sent to Govt. of India, where the scheme will be implemented.
Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE):
The aforesaid scheme introduce during the year 2009-10. The list of the students of 28 nos. of elementary schools and 1985 nos. of secondary schools has been sent to Govt. of India under the scheme.
Further the list of students of 2618 nos. of elementary schools and 4186 nos. of secondary schools have been sent to Govt. of India during the year 2010-11 at the 1st phase. For the same year a list of students of 266 nos. of elementary schools and 695 nos. of secondary schools have been sent to Govt. of India.
Accordingly Govt. of India have released a sum of Rs.1,96,10,000/- for implementation of the scheme.
Modernising Madrasa Education:-
This scheme has been revised as SCHEME FOR PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION IN MADRASA (SPQEM) by Govt. of India. The State Grant-in-Aid Committee headed by the Principal Secretary to Govt., S&ME Department in its meeting dtd.09.02.10 has recommended proposal for Rs.2,16,81,899/- in respect of 98 new Madrasas, Rs.1,21,96,000/- for providing science Math, Kits, Computer lab and teachers training in favour of 172 Madrasa and Rs.5,00,000/- for Odisha State Board of Madrasa Education in order to monitor the scheme of providing quality education in Madrasas and strengthening Madrasa Board and submitted to Govt. of India vide this Deptt. L.No.9466 dt.04.06.2010.
The State grant-in-Aid committee dtd.19.05.10 has also recommended 23 eligible minority institutions (2 High Schools and 21 Madrasas) a sum of Rs.10,88,72,400/- under the scheme of Infrastructure Development in Private Aided/Un-aided Minority Institutions (IDMI) and submitted to Govt. of India vide this Deptt. L.No.10858 dt.25.06.2010.
For the development of Sanskrit Education in the State, there are 10 Government Sanskrit Tols in the State. Besides, there are 192 non-Govt. aided Sanskrit Tols which are imparting Sanskrit Education in the State.
Adolescence Education Programme:-
To create awareness about the HIV/AIDS among the Secondary School students, State Adolescence Education Programme (SAEP) has been launched. Steps have been taken up for training of nodal teachers and two peer educators from each Govt. Schools and observance of important days related to Adolescence Education/AIDS Education Programme for community awareness and action.
Engagement of Language Teachers:-
Necessary proposals has been sent to Govt. of India for release of 100% financial assistance towards appointment of 25 Urdu Language Teachers in High Schools for improvement and up-liftment of Urdu education vide this Deptt. L.No.22920 dt.22.12.10 and reminded vide L.No.2350 dt.02.02.11.