The Education Department, Government of Haryana partners with Reach to Teach to strengthen Accreditation Frameworks in the State- The programme is likely to reach 14,580 government schools and 25,08,600 students enrolled in these schools by 2024
Panchkula/Chandigarh, 26th April 2022: In line with the recommendations of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, Reach to Teach signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of School Education (DSE) in 2021 to implement the accreditation programme for schools and Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs) in Haryana. Ms. Rakhee Ditta, Chair and Mr. Matthew Symonds, Deputy Chair, Reach to Teach Board along with Ms. Ratna Viswanathan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Reach to Teach met Dr. Mahavir Singh, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary School Education (ACSSE) along with other senior officers of the DSE on the 25th of April to strengthen the partnership and take the agenda of the MoU forward.
RTT in collaboration with the DSE and State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) is developing the School Duality Assessment and Accreditation Framework (SQAAF) and the setting up of the State School Standards Authority (SSSA) in line with the NEP. To this end, RTT will be involved in the development of the operating model and relevant documentation, building the capacity of system officials and will also review these frameworks through a Duality Assurance (OA) process.
The programme is likely to reach 14,580 government schools and 25,08,600 students enrolled in these schools over the next three years. It will give a major impetus to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the schools to continuously improve educational outcomes.
Ratna Viswanathan, CEO, Reach to Teach, said “The level of innovation and eye to detail that the Haryana Education Department has brought into Government schools is transformative and intuitive. This brings up the quality of education up to the level of the best that there is to offer.”
Image Caption (R to L) — Dr. Mahavir Singh (4’h from R), IAS, ACSSE (Additional Chief Secretary School Education) along with senior officers met Ms. Rakhee Ditta (5’h from R), Chair and Mr. Matthew Symonds (6’h from R), Deputy Chair, Reach to Teach Board along with Ms. Ratna Viswanathan (th from R), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Reach to Teach, to discuss the MoU to establish standards of excellence through a strong accreditation process for schools in Haryana.
Reach to Teach (RTT) partners with state governments to improve the quality of teaching and learning outcomes in government schools. RTT works directly with state governments in India at a systemic level building upon its extensive work with communities at the field level over the past decade. We leverage technology appropriately to increase efficiency of our outreach at a system strengthening level. RTT operates from its corporate office in Gurugram, with offices located in other programmatic states like Gujarat and Haryana.