West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Sunday that the state leads the country in terms of students performing at or above the global minimum proficiency level on the numeracy benchmark.
The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) had shared the results of a survey titled “Foundational Learning Study 2022” earlier this week.
“It gives me great joy and fills my heart with pride to announce that West Bengal has ranked No. 1 among all the states in the country, in terms of students performing at or above the proficiency level global minimum on fundamental numeracy benchmark,” Banerjee tweeted.
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“My most sincere congratulations to all the students, tutors, teaching community. May our appointment with excellence never end!” she added. The study was conducted among almost 86,000 class 3 students in 10,000 schools, including private and public establishments.
The aim of the survey, conducted under the NIPUN Bharat program of the Ministry of Education, was to understand the basic learning levels of grade 3 students in language and numeracy, and to design interventions in accordingly, officials said.