Friday October 18, 2019
Home Uncategorized NRIs to teach...

NRIs to teach in India

0
//

As India faces a a steep shortage of teachers it plans to rope in NRIs to fill the void. Government schools are falling short of 9.5 lakh teachers and the human resource department has introduced  MyGov app to meet the shortage .
Prospective teachers are requested to apply through this app to teach at government schools.
The HRD has planned to bring in the NRIs and the indian diaspora to provide part time services in the teaching department .
This move has made the government face a lot of flak from the critics.
They see this act as a violation of the Right To Education Act and as an elaborate ploy to introduce RSS volunteers through the scheme. While the ministry has argued that the sole purpose of this move was to provide international exposure and new learning tools to benefit under privileged children.

The mobile app will be available in the first week of April and will have a separate link for interested NRIs to register themselves in the program.
These volunteers will be involved in part time teaching and the government hopes that the influx of NRIs can help in improving spelling , grammar and reading skills of the students.

However critic Anita Rampal has accused the government of informalising education and weakening the school education system. “These schemes will only benefit the young people who want to aspire to work in the social sector. They can work in these institutions, flaunt it in their resumes and go abroad to seek jobs in the social sector,” she said.
“Let those aspiring to volunteer acquire basic training. The states should maintain the data and use their services as and when required,” added Rampal.

The scheme is not just looking for NRIs but retired school teachers or other members of the civil society as well.A meeting was held on february 8 asking all state partners to engage in the scheme , which they accepted .

The sector has argued that instead of looking for untrained NRIs the government should focus on the RTE and accelerate the filling of vacancies . According to the RTE all posts were to be filled till 2015
Critic ambrish rai stated “Instead of focusing on filling in these posts, the government is seeking volunteers. This is defeating the whole concept of RTE,”
Rai has also questioned the governments move of bringing in NRIs when there is a heap of unemployed educated youth in the country .
“There are young people waiting to get jobs. Why don’t we train them and fill the shortfall? Getting NRIs is no solution to the education problem,” he added.

Next Story

Kerala Tops in Niti Aayog’s School Education Quality Index; UP Figures Last Position

The government policy think-tank Niti Aayog on Monday launched the school education quality index where Kerala has been ranked No.1

0
niti aayog, education, school, ranking, top, Kerala
The index is aimed at evaluating the performance of states and Union Territories (UTs) in the school education sector. Wikimedia Commons

The government policy think-tank Niti Aayog on Monday launched the school education quality index wherein states, including Kerala, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Assam have been ranked as the best-performing among large states, each achieving an overall performance score above 60 per cent, while Uttar Pradesh figures last in the ranking.

As per the report, Kerala has the highest overall performance score of 76.6 per cent, while Uttar Pradesh came last among the large states, with an overall performance score of 36.4 per cent.

Among 20 large states in the country, 18 have improved their overall performance between 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 in what is referred to in the report as “incremental performance”.

Haryana, Assam and Uttar Pradesh showed the most improvement in their performance in 2016-17, in comparison to the base year of 2015-16.

The School Education Quality Index assesses states on the basis of learning outcomes, access, equity, infrastructure and facilities, using survey data, self-reported data from states and third-party verification.

Tamil Nadu was the top performer in access and equity outcomes, while Karnataka led in learning outcomes. Haryana had the best infrastructure and facilities.

The index is aimed at evaluating the performance of states and Union Territories (UTs) in the school education sector.

Among the UTs, Chandigarh has the highest overall performance score of 82.9 per cent, while Lakshadweep ranks last, with an overall performance score of 31.9 per cent.

Delhi was reported to have performed better on governance processes aiding the outcomes category.

niti aayog, education, school, ranking, top, Kerala
Haryana, Assam and Uttar Pradesh showed the most improvement in their performance in 2016-17, in comparison to the base year of 2015-16. Wikimedia Commons

Among the smaller states category, Manipur emerged as the best performer. West Bengal refused to participate in the evaluation process and has not been included in the rankings.

ALSO READ: Cement Manufacturers Association Work Towards Disposal of Wastes

The school education quality index, developed through a collaborative process including key stakeholders the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, the World Bank and sector experts, consists of 30 critical indicators that assess the delivery of quality education.

Present at the launch event were Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant CEO NITI Aayog and Secretary (Higher Education) Rina Ray, among other dignitaries. (IANS)