Odisha to merge 8000 schools with low enrollment under NITI Aayog’s SATH-E programme
What is the SATH -E programme?
- SATH-E ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital Education’ programme aims to bring about transformation in the elementary and secondary school education in the chosen states namely Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Odisha.
- It is based on formal agreements with the States and will be funded through a cost-sharing mechanism between NITI Aayog and the participating states.
Key features of SATH-E
- The program is being implemented in these States along with knowledge partners Boston Consulting Group (BCG) & Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership (PFEL) consortium with NITI Aayog as a facilitator and coordinator in the process.
- The project is being implemented in three phases over a period of 30 months, coming to an end in 2020.
- The two phases of the project have been completed. It is now in the third phase of implementation, which will last for 18 months.
- SATH-E aims to create role model States for education and mainstream ‘islands of excellence’ across the country to facilitate the qualitative and quantitative transformation of learning outcomes.
- Marrying technology with need-based, data-driven assessment and a ‘giving it what it takes’ approach – be it innovation, incubation, external third party funding and Public-Private- Philanthropic Partnership (PPPP) experimentation – SATH-E puts the States in the driver’s seat to transform education at scale.
- The aim is to make the entire governmental school education system responsive, aspirational and transformational for every child.