Integrated Approach on Quality Health and Education: School Based Programme

Inter University Centre for Teacher Education, BHU, Varanasi

Integrated Approach on Quality Health and Education: School Based Programme”

Minutes of the Meeting on 20/08/2018


A meeting was conducted in the IUCTE, BHU with the State Education officers at district level of the Seven Districts i.e. Varanasi, Bhadohi, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Jaunpur, Ghazipur and Sonbhadra, Academicians of the Faculty of Education, BHU, and IUCTE to take the stock of the progress in “Quality Learning in Science and Mathematics”.

In addition, discussion on the “Integrated Approach on Quality Health and Education: School Based Programme”took place where Medical Officers and Academicians from Faculty of Modern Medicine, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU also participated. Discussion for extending the project in 1000 schools of Varanasi and Mirzapur Divisions on the above project was held and Action Plan of the meeting was finalized. Prof. B. K. Tripathi, Director, IUCTE chaired the meeting. Other members of the IUCTE were also present.


Present Members:



Prof B. K. Tripathi

Director, IUCTE, BHU, Varanasi

:     Chairman


Prof. G. C. Upadhyay

Academic Consultant, IUCTE, BHU

:     Member


Dr. G. N. Tiwari

Senior Consultant, IUCTE, BHU

:     Member


Dr. Anil Tiwari

Senior Admnistrative Officer, IUCTE, BHU

:     Member



Prof. U. P. Shahi

Head, Department of Radiology, Oncology, IMS, BHU

:     Member


Prof. Y. B. Tripathi

Dean, Ayurveda, IMS, BHU

:     Member


Dr. Yogesh Velankar

Adjunct Faculty, IIT, BHU

:     Member


Dr. P. K. Mishra

CMO, Chanduali

:     Member


Prof. Sunil Kumar Singh

Professor, Faculty of Education, BHU

:     Member


Dr. Alok Gardia

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, BHU

:     Member


Mr. Komal Yadav

Principal, DIET, Saidpur, Ghazipur

:     Member


Mr. P. C. Yadav

Vice Principal, DIET, Mirzapur

:     Member


Mr. N. L. Singh

Principal, DIET, Sonbhadra

:     Member


Mr. Manohar Prasad

Senior Lecturer, DIET, Sonbhadra

:     Member


Mr. Sanjay Singh

DIET, Mirzapur

:     Member


Dr. Paras Nath

DIET, Chanduali

:     Member


Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh

Senior Medical Officer, Gazipur

:     Member


Mr. Kamal Nayan Yadav

DIET, Saidpur, Ghazipur

:     Member


Mr. Abhay Chandra

DIET, Saidpur, Ghazipur

:     Member


Mr. Umesh Kumar Shukla

Principal, DIET, Varanasi

:     Member


Mr. Suryakanth Tripathi

DIET, Bhadohi

:     Member


Mr. Suresh Pandey

D.C.T., Jaunpur

:     Member


Mr. Satish Maurya

Nodal DIET, Jaunpur

:     Member


Mrs. Amita Srivastava

District Co-ordinator, BSA Office, Chandauli

:     Member


Dr. Paromita Chaubey

Project Fellow

:     Member


Dr. Ruhi Dixit

Project Fellow

:     Member


Dr. Girish Tiwari

Project Fellow

:     Member


Mr. Awadhesh Mishra

Project Fellow


:     Member


Dr. Gyan Singh

Research Assistant


:     Member


Director, IUCTE extended a warm welcome to the participants. The State officers as well as the Academicians introduced themselves to the house. At the outset the concern members shared their experiences on Quality Learning in Science and Mathematics (QLSM) project. The outcome of the Baseline and Terminal Surveys of QLSM was discussed with the members. It was noted that outcome of the Baseline and Terminal Survey under QLSM exhibit a significant improvement in the achievement score as well as many qualitative parameters related to Teacher and Teacher Education . The members of DIETs shared their experience of the QLSM during previous one year and express their confidence in the project.

The members deliberated and made their observations/suggestions on the modified and future course of action regarding extension of ongoing QLSM Programme and inclusion of Health component according to Ayushman Bharat and Health Programme of AYUSH.

Further, discussion on Integrated Proposal on Education & Health (IPQHE) was taken up by Director, IUCTE with introduction of the proposal on Education & Health. He explained Health Programme of the AYUSH and Ayushman Bharat in context with school education. Ayushman Bharat Yojna is a national health protection scheme introduced by the Government of India recently. He said that the teachers are very powerful agent in creating awareness among the student and community about health related issues, their solutions and various schemes and plans launched by the Government of India. Further, he announced the inclusion of Education and Health in the present QLSM Programme.

Dr. P.K. Mishra, CMO, Chanduali shared his views of Health & Wellness component of Ayushman Bharat. He focused on the importance of upgraded Sub Centres now strengthened as Health Wellness Centres that are 24x7 functional as well as the recruitment of trained staff nurse in the above mentioned Sub-Centers. He focused on the present government’s commendable initiative to make health services digitalized by using Internet, tele-medicine facilities and provision of Yoga room. Further Dr. P.K. Mishra focused on including Health Awareness in the school curriculum. He also emphasized on importance of school children’s awareness of emergency helpline numbers such as 102, 108. He further cited examples of the most literate states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala where the infant mortality rate is very low. Children should be taught in school itself about the preventive measures of all hazardous diseases specially Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs). He concluded with the statement that the school curriculum must be such that it develops scientific temperament among the school going children.

Prof. Y.B. Tripathi, Dean, Ayurveda, IMS, BHU emphasized on Asana, Pranayama along with Yama and Niyama to be adopted for healthy life style among the school going children. Besides he also stressed on including teaching Health & Hygiene in the story form in primary school curriculum.

Prof. U.P. Shahi, Head, Radiation Oncology, IMS, BHU described that Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation are the three basic component of Health Awareness. He also suggested that as a part of Health Awareness, school system may bring to hospitals to understand its functioning. He stressed on creation of a module based on different parameters of health and preventing effectively the life style diseases which broadly can be categorized as Non - Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Creation of a health awareness booklet could be very helpful.

Prof. Sunil Kumar Singh, Faculty of Education, BHU focused on maintenance of Health Profile of students and teachers to understand their health requirements.

Dr. Alok Gardia, Faculty of Education, BHU emphasized on the uniform implementation of the action plan. He focused on maintaining same pattern of intervention or a standard package among all these selected schools.

Mr. Umesh Shukla, DIET Principal, Varanasi focused on making the programme more accessible by networking among the key players through electronic and digital ways. Prepare videos of the classroom best practices of at least 30 minutes adopted by teachers after the intervention programme and disseminate it to ten schools of each block. Qualitative assessment of the teacher could be done by measuring the learning outcome. He further emphasize on the performance assessment through Learning Outcome (LOs).

The DIET Principal’s, other State Education and Medical officers equally agreed with the above observation and accordingly formulated the road map for the interventions for 2018-19 related to the project.

Roadmap of the Intervention Programme (Till 31st March 2019)

  • Ten schools from each block of the seven districts (in total 1000 schools) to be included (list of schools were received from DIETs , it was requested to remaining DIETs to send the list at the earliest).
  • The schools that were given intervention under “Quality Learning in Sciences and Mathematics” may be treated as Resource Schools (RS)and the BRCs of the concern block as Nodal Centre during the study. The DIET will perform the Monitoring role.
  • One day Orientation of all the RS, DIETs and BRCs may be organized tentatively on 11thSeptember 2018 at IUCTE, BHU.
  • IUCTE in collaboration with DIET will organize three days training of the teachers from

  10 schools from (each Block) involving Resource Schools(RS), BRCs and DIETs and experts from IUCTE including Health and Education component by the CMOs and experts in the field. The Training will be at the     District Level .One training each in Varanasi, Bhadohi, Chandauli, Mirzapur, and Sonbhadra and two training in Jaunpur and Ghazipur , thus total Nine (09) training (tentatively 27-29September) in the first phase and   same Nine (09) in the second phase (22-24 November)may be organized at each DIETs.

  • Assessment (Baseline and Terminal) would be done on the basis of Learning Outcomes (LOs) by the BRCs which will be submitted at the DIETs for onward submission at IUCTE, BHU.
  • Periodic visit of the schools by the BRCs under supervision of the DIETs.
  • Feedback from the teachers and students (sample basis) by DIET and IUCTE.
  • Analysis of data and preparation of a brief report by IUCTE.