School Education Quality Index 2019 unveiled by NITI Aayog; Odisha ranks 7

Bhubaneswar: School Education Quality Index 2019 unveiled by NITIAayog today.NITIAayog VC & CEO Amitabh Kant launches School Education Quality Index, SEQI;Kerala gets No. 1 rank followed by Rajasthan in over all performance ranking. Odisha ranks 7. In base year 2015-16, Odisha had secured 13th rank. In reference year 2016-17, it has secured 7th rank.


While Odisha had been placed at the 13th rank in base year 2015-16, it moved up to the 7th position in the reference year 2016-17, the report said.

Odisha and four other States, Haryana, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, registered high rates of improvement in their overall performance score between 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Odisha is the fourth best State in term of improvement. The percentage figure increased from 47.8 in 2015-16 to 60.2 in 2016-17 with a 12.4-per cent improvement, the report added.

When apprised by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy and School and Mass Education Secretary Chitra Armugam, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik advised the department to keep up the good work and endeavour for getting into top three.

It was also revealed that the State gained 18.5 per cent to rise from 43.4 per cent to reach at 61.9 per cent in the category of Governance Processing Aiding Outcomes, which consider factors covering student-teacher attendance, administrative adequacy, training, accountability, and transparency.

The other outcomes that the NITI Aayog considers are learning out comes, access outcomes, infrastructure and facilities and equity outcome. The State has also performed in these factors.

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