Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is going to launch “Mission Buniyaad” programme to improve learning levels of students in primary classes. The mission will cover students of state government and municipal schools. Education minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia announced that Mission Buniyaad will be started from April this year. Here are the main takeaways:
Mission Buniyaad as the name suggest is to give a strong base to students in their initial school days so that they can perform good in future studies. The programme will target students from class 3 to 8th class. It will be run for three months starting from April to June this year.
The move is to boost skills of students in lower classes. In National Achievement Survey (NAS), it was found that most of students especially of class 3rd, 4th and 5th of government and aided schools performed abysmally in subjects like science, mathematics and languages. As per NAS survey about 50 percent students of class 3 from Delhi government schools were not able to prove the learning skills in different subjects.
Under the Buniyaad mission, students will be divided into following three groups:
- Ujjawal – Students who perform good as per expectations.
- Utkarsh – Students performing at medium level.
- Udyam – Those who are behind their peers.
The students will be judged on the basis of reading abilities and basic mathematics before they are placed into these three groups. Sisodia also requested parents to play their part in the mission Buniyaad by cancelling their vacation plans during summer holidays and to send their children to schools.
The project is similar to earlier one named Chunauti launched by government, Chunauti was special programme for students from class 6 to 9. It divided students into three groups based on their level of learning. As per the education minister of Delhi, Chunauti programme’s results are great. It has improved reading skills of students of Delhi govt schools by 20%.