Guwahati: In a move aimed at improving the quality of government school teachers in the state, the Assam government has decided to bring in faculty members of IIT Guwahati to train the teachers of these schools, which delivered poor performance in this year's HSLC exam results.
A show-cause notice was recently issued by the Assam education department to 102 government schools for recording zero pass percentage in the recently announced HSLC exam results.
Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu has told reporters that the government has inked a deal with IIT- Guwahati to train the teachers, especially those imparting Maths, Science, and English lessons.
He went on to say that the government has taken measures so that school teachers can benefit from college teachers through the training programme.
''The school education system will soon be revived,'' Pegu added.
"The government is considering implementation of a school rule book across the state. The introduction of the concept of the class teacher is also being mulled. There will be some changes in the course curriculum as well," he said.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has also been signed between IIT-Guwahati and Samagra Shiksha, Assam education department.
Prof. Parameswar K Iyer, Dean, Public Relations at IIT Guwahati, said that the MoU would promote science and technology at various levels of the schools and colleges across the state.
He informed that these activities are likely to begin very soon.
IIT-Guwahati director Prof. TG Sitharam said that this move intends to improve the quality of education in the state by providing exposure to world-class laboratories at IIT-Guwahati, thereby raising awareness on modern teaching methodologies and providing residential training to teachers followed by regular proactive follow-up efforts.
"We will closely work with the education department of the state and identify areas that require immediate upgrading so that the education standards in the state can be improved drastically," the media quoted Sitharam as saying.