There Will Be New Curriculum For Teachers’ Education By 2021: President Kovind

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New Delhi: Addressing the Governors’ Conference on National Education Policy 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that there will be a new curriculum for teachers’ education by 2021. It will include integrated education and multidisciplinary training.

He said that teachers are the core of the policy and education of teachers is an important aspect of higher education. The states can start multidisciplinary, integrated teachers’ education programs, he said.

The President asked the universities, higher education institutions and schools to fulfil the empty vacancies of teachers as soon as possible. He urged that good-minded people should be hired as teachers and the government needs to make sure of respectable jobs and pay for them. Training and education of teachers is a major part of the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 as it suggests several changes in teacher education and teacher eligibility test (TET).

As per NEP, by 2030, a four-year integrated BEd degree will be necessary for teaching. Also, TET will consist of four parts instead of two parts. Those who will qualify TET will have to go through a demonstration or appear for an interview. They have to show their knowledge and skills of the local language, as per the new policy.

“Education institutes and teachers will get more autonomy under the new policy, informs Kovind. To promote quality education institutes, grade-wise autonomy will be granted as per the policy. Talking about it the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in the same conference, The government intervention should be minimal in the new education policy. The more teachers and students are associated with the policy, the better will be its functionality and its results,” the President was quoted by The Indian Express as saying.

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