If children are able to have the best and the most challenging time of their day inside the classroom learning by doing, every child in the community regardless of girl or boy, background and ability attends, stays and achieves in school.
Every child in the community, each girl, each boy and every excluded child (ethnic minority, disabled or drop-out) in the 5 – 11 age-group attends the community based GSS schools known as the Anandaniketon primary school
Unlike the UNESCO norm, efficiency measures in GSS include number of learners acquiring age/grade level competencies, skills and knowledge. As for the norm indictors, overall attendance in GSS schools is 92%, drop-out less than 6% and Repetition non-existent.
The GSS model was scaled up to 700 full primary schools across the country between 1996 and 1998 following recommendations of the donor consortium. More recently during 212 – 2014, the model was adapted to the mainstream framework by Shamse Hasan, Director Education, GSS and also the creator of the model, following a request from the development partners and the Government.
In under two years following enrolment –
US$ 37 per child/year.