‘AWWs with several roles cannot be foundation of quality pre-formal education’

‘AWWs with several roles cannot be foundation of quality pre-formal education’

DOIMUKH, Jun 30: The Doimukh administration under the guidance of SDO organized a coordination meeting with all pre-primary education workers (Anganwadi workers) of Doimukh and Gumto circles at the office of CDPO here yesterday.

The SDO, Doimukh informed the AWWs present about the dismal state of education at pre-primary levels, while adding the administration in its previous meeting with heads of various schools had been informed that the students getting admitted in class I have no idea about basic alphabets and numbers.

The SDO reminded the AWWs that one of their most important duties is to provide non-formal education at pre-primary level and they should discharge this function with full dedication.

CO, Doimukh told the workers that regular inspection of Anganwadi centres will be conducted where the performance of various students will be assessed.

CO, Gumto directed the AWWs to make a proper curriculum in consultation with the CDPO.

The CDPO pointed at the lack of proper infrastructure and funding, irregular and low honourarium received by the workers.

The AWWs while sharing their grievances said they were unsatisfied with their honorarium and felt overburdened with their various duties. They also informed that their duties as pre primary education workers often coincide with their duties as health service providers.

BEO, Doimukh appreciated the efforts of the administration and appealed the AWWs to discharge their duties with sincerity.

The house was of the observation if the govt wants quality education at pre-primary level then dedicated and quality teachers should be appointed for the purpose.

AWWs with their multidimensional roles cannot be the foundation of quality pre-formal education, it also observed. (DIPRO)

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