Even after seeing the reports giving a warning signal to India's education system, a lot of issues needs to be dealt with on an immediate basis, mainly in the education sector.
As per latest reports, over five lakh posts of primary teachers are lying vacant in government schools across the country.
Details of the report
- Recently, the HRD ministry decided to write to respective states requesting them to address this "serious issue"
- Earlier, in a written reply to a question in Parliament, the ministry submitted a report saying that around 5.56 lakh of the 33.08 lakh sanctioned posts of primary teachers are lying vacant
- "There are more than one lakh schools today which are manned by only one teacher. The teacher vacancy is a serious issue. And we are requesting all states, because recruitment is done by state governments, that they should recruit as early as possible," said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar
- An official said "the ministry is laying special focus on the issue of vacancies in schools because it believes that without proper infrastructure and manpower, raising the quality of education would always be a distant dream for India."
- The official further added "The real long term solutions can emerge only through proper coordination and focus."
Current status of govt. schools
- After the recent Mega PTA meeting was held, several issues like poor maintenance of infrastructure and schools environment were identified
- Till now, over Rs 100 crore have been allocated to teacher training program. Schools principals were sent to Cambridge and IIMs for training purpose and to be more innovative
- Also, the careless attitude of the school teachers and lack of orientation for higher learning levels in classes were also one of the factors that are demoralizing the students
- Meanwhile, in March, Delhi's Education Minister Manish Sisodia mentioned that 8,000 new classrooms has been constructed across the state
While concluding the statement, the minister said, "Therefore, I am writing to chief ministers and we will have a conference of education ministers and this will be an important issues."