Odisha catapults to the seventh position by Niti Ayog in its report on school education quality index in 2016-17 among the big states. At 13 position among the states in the base year 2015-16, the state made a gain of six points to reach a seventh position for the reference year 2016-17.
The state gained an overall 12.4 percentage from 47.8 per cent to reach at 60.2 per cent. Appreciating the efforts of the School and Mass Education department, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik advised the department to keep up the good work and to endeavour for getting into top three.
Odisha gained 18.5 per cent to rise from 43.4 per cent to reach at 61.9 per cent in the category of Governance process Aiding Outcomes. The Governance process Aiding Outcomes consider factors student-teacher attendance, administrative adequacy, training, accountability and transparency.
The other outcomes that Niti Ayog considers are learning outcomes, Access Outcomes, infrastructure and facilities, and equity outcome.