In an attempt to impart education on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalays to students of backward regions, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to launch the first set of 100 English-medium schools under the guidance of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya (OAV) in 14 districts. CM, Naveen Patnaik formally inaugurated the first model school at Hinjli in Ganjam district of the State last week.
The schools with hostel facilities will follow the CBSE syllabus, with English as the first language and Odia as the second. The state government is hopeful in opening such schools in all of the 314 blocks by the 2017-18 academic session.
Like the KVs, the Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya too will be managed by a central body, in this case, the Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan. The OAV will offer education from Standard VI to Standard XII with the prescribed pupil-teacher ratio. It will reserve 50% seats for scheduled categories and girl students. According to the scheme, there will be 1 model school in the headquarters of each block.