MMIC, Education Department- KMC, Dr. Mrs. Shashi Panja, has taken the initiative to organize this Awareness programme on Quality School governance (QSG) and Accreditation of schools of KMC by National Board for Quality Promotion (NBQP) of Quality council of India. The aim of this programme is to provide knowledge and information to school management as well as KMC officials about the accreditation standard including its benefits and implementation requirements.
Quality Council of India (QCI), an autonomous Central Government organization under ministry of industries has developed a standard for the schools. National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) a constituent board of QCI has developed the standard about two years back and the standard is being implemented by schools across the country.
So far 15 schools across the country have obtained the accreditation. These include 7 schools of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). 11 model schools of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) are working towards implementing the requirements of the standard. Several other schools are in the process of building up their quality through application of this standard.
There are 264 primary schools under Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) including Bengali, Hindi and Urdu medium schools. 43 teachers are shortlisted by KMC from these 264 schools for participation in this programme. The programme was attended by the teachers of the shortlisted schools and the officials of KMC. This programme is presented by Quality Council of India (QCI) in association with Education Department, KMC and organized by Business Analyst Group (BAG) the eastern region associates of QCI. The venue of the programme was the Town Hall.
Mr. Avik Mitra, Advisor- National Board for Quality Promotion (NBQP) a constituent board of wing of QCI, New Delhi will discuss with the house regarding the background and all India scenario of School Accreditation by NABET.
Ms. Ruchira Mukherjee, GM- BAG, Kolkata will discuss about the Accreditation Standard for Quality School Governance.
Mr. Runu Bagchi, CEO-BAG, Kolkata will discuss about the methodology of accreditation and how to go about it.
Kolkata Municipal corporation (KMC)
KMC is running 263 primary schools including three streams i.e. Bengali, Hindi and Urdu (Boys & girls) of which.
1. No. of Bengali Medium Schools are - 158
2. No. of Hindi Medium Schools are - 49
3. No. of Urdu Medium Schools are - 57
BAG had approached the MMIC of Education Department- KMC Mrs. Shashi Panja, to organize this awareness programme among the schools of KMC. The MMIC very enthusiastically supported this proposal and initiated proactively and helped BAG to organize this programme with an idea to enable the participants -
a) In understanding the implementation requirement of the accreditation.
b) Facilitating to prepare a road map of accreditation of the school with respect to 'quality school Governance.