Bhubaneswar: The School and Mass Education department on Wednesday issued a notification regarding establishment of 111 model schools in educationally backward districts of the State during 2015-16 academic year. English will be the medium of education in these model schools and Odia will be taught as second language.
Education will be imparted in these schools from Class-6 to Class-12. These schools will be manged by missions/societies formed by the State government. At the district level, a managing committee headed by the district collector will be formed to manage these model schools.
In the first phase, 3 model schools in Bargarh district, 9 in Balangir, 2 in Debagarh, 7 in Gajapati, 17 in Ganjam, 13 in Kalahandi, 11 in Kandhamal, 9 in Keonjhar, one in Jajpur, 14 in Koraput, 5 in Malkangiri, 10 in Mayurbhanj, 5 in Nuapada and 4 model schools in Sonepur district will be set up in the current academic year.