Performance of School Management and Development Committees Towards Implementation of the ‘Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiya’
Prof. Gowramma I. P.
Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) was launched in March, 2009 with the objective to enhance access, quality and equity in secondary education. The objective of the study was to examine the awareness and performance of School Management and Development Committee ( SMDC) in achieving this objective through implementation of the RMSA. The study was conducted in 20 secondary schools of Contai Sub-Division of West Bengal by using descriptive survey method. Self-developed questionnaire for headteachers, teachers and interview schedule for parents were used for collection of data. The data were analyzed by using frequency and percentage. The study found lack of awareness and poor participation in prescribed activities of the schoolbeing prevalent among the members of SMDC.The results revealed that percentage of members attendingto tasks related to monitoring and supervision to be higher compared to tasks related to academic areas. Overall the access and equity related activities were better performed by the members neglecting the activities towards enhancing quality in secondary education.
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Performance of School Management and Development Committees Towards Implementation of the ‘Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan’