Close on the heels of Parliament passing an amendment to the Right to Education Act to offer untrained, in-service teachers in schools a window till March, 2019 to acquire training, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has told State Education Ministers to act against teachers who do not register with the tiol Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) portal by September 15. NIOS, an autonomous institution under MHRD, will be the model agency for teacher’s training in line with the requirements of RTE. The purpose of the exercise is to ensure training of all teachers in government and private institutions by March 2019 to ensure better quality of education.
Javadekar, who addressed State Ministers via video-conferencing recently, told them that all untrained, in-service teachers should register on the NIOS portal. There is no denying that a good teacher can make the biggest difference not only to an individual student’s life but also to the health of a community at large.
Satish Kumar Sarma,
Kalyanpur, Biswath Chariali.