Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Secondary school level education in Himachal Pradesh: An analytic study
Author(s): Sanjeev Kumar
Abstract: This paper deals with current status of secondary school level education in Himachal Pradesh. The results of this study indicated that there is tremendous growth in the enrollment of students at the secondary level. The H. P. Govt. is taking necessary steps regarding the infrastructure of schools and quality education. The teacher training programs under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) are continuously organized by DIETs at block and State level. The State versus national level comparison was made in respect of various facilities provided in the schools by the State and Central Govt. in Himachal Pradesh like classrooms, drinking water and toilet facilities and found that the State is quite better than the nation. The new programs like ICT education and KYAN also launched by the State Govt. to give quality education at senior secondary level. The quality education in Govt. schools is a matter of concern. That is why, shift of enrolment from Govt. schools to private schools is found in the study and enrollment ratio of the students in the Private schools is continuously increasing and is the matter of concern for the Govt. The researcher tried to highlight some major problems in the secondary school education in Himachal Pradesh and suggested some measures regarding the quality improvement in the teaching – learning process and other important concerns.