The Zilla Parishad, South Andaman with a view to establish quality oriented Schools in rural areas for providing elementary and quality education to rural children has taken keen interest in this sector. ‘Vivekananda Kendra Zilla Parishad Vidyalaya’ (VKZPV), Portmout was established with the main aim of ‘man making and nation building’. Thus, a joint venture with Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu was entered into with an agreement that Zilla Parishad shall provide 100% financial assistance for Infrastructure development and running the school (salary and non-salary). Based on the above, a MOU agreed upon, following the norms set under the Right to Children free and Compulsory Education Act,2009.
For running the School, the Zilla Parishad provides land, develops Infrastructure such as class rooms, Administration Blocks, Laboratory & Library, Staff Quarters etc., undertakes regular maintenance of the buildings, provide furniture, Sports equipment, Laboratory requirement etc. The Zilla Parishad also extends full cooperation to get the CBSE affiliation in the name of the School as and when required and ensures 100% financial assistance including salary of teaching and non-teaching staffs.
The Vivekananda Kendra is responsible for appointment of teaching and non-teaching staffs on regular/casual/honorary/part time basis, regulating their services, framing service rules, fixing salary and actions against staff and students as per norms set under CBSE regulation, maintaining all accounts of the School and its yearly audits, Organizing all school function and its prescribed programmes with a strict laid out rule that the school premises shall be safe guarded and shall not be provided for any political gathering activity union meeting etc.
The School started functioning in September, 2003 with kindergarten and Class –I with a nominal strength of 56 Students and gradually grew to Secondary level with the total strength of 516 students, 19 teaching staff (Principal-1, 5 Male teacher and 13 Female teachers) and 7 non-teaching staff.
With the persistent initiative of Zilla Parishad, South Andaman and the School Management, a major step-forward has been achieved with the upgradation of the School to Senior Secondary level with Science Stream from the session 2015-16 onwards. To cater to the upgraded level, Zilla Parishad has taken necessary steps for providing infrastructures such as additional Classrooms, Laboratory, Toilet blocks, Staff rooms, furniture, Sport equipment etc. with an estimated cost of Rs 1.20 Crs and shall provide 100% financial assistance for running the school.
During 2015-16, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman proposes to establish more feeder school at Bambooflat, Humfregunj, Gupatapara, Ferrargunj etc.
The school is situated at a distance of about 22 KMs from the city and is located at a green filled foothill. The school stands with a built up area of 965.23 Sq. mtrs. from out of a total area of 15000 Sq.mtrs. consisting of wooden, semi RCC and RCC buildings. The system of education (English Medium) falls under CBSE Regulation and follows the syllabus prescribed under it. The school is dedicated to help the children grow freely in clean and healthy surroundings.
Other activities of the School
The VKZPV Portmout has been striving hard to impart qualitative education and to re-build a new strong India. Apart from academics, equal emphasis is given to co-curricular activities and all efforts are made to mould the student’s personality at physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual level by providing exposure in all fields like Mathematics, Science, Sports, Arts& Culture etc. with particular emphasis on Indian culture.
Zilla Parishad, South Andaman and the School management has also been working in the areas of providing the students access to high quality education, enhance inter cultural understanding and respect amongst students, for transforming them into good citizens.