On Wednesday, School Education Minister Prabhuram Chaudhary announced that teachers who have recorded the worst performance in three consecutive years and flunked two qualification exams will be given compulsory retirement. He also said that the state government will introduce the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books from next year.
"Teachers of those schools that recorded poor results for three consecutive years were given a training recently, after which they appeared in the qualification exam but several of them failed," Mr. Chaudhary told reporters at a media workshop here.
"After failing to crack the first test, these teachers again underwent training and allowed to appear in the exam. Those who have failed in both the tests will be given the compulsory retirement," the minister said.
He said that teachers who have completed 50 years of age or are in service for more than 20 years will be retired.
"Notices would be served to others (who didn't fall in the above category). Departmental action will be also initiated against them," he said and added that these measures are necessary to improve the quality of the education system.
Mr. Chaudhary further said that NCERT books will be introduced as students from the state are facing difficulties in cracking the competitive exams due to the difference in syllabi between the state board and the CBSE.
He said that state government has resumed board exams for class 5 and class 8 from this year. All such schools are accredited to the state board. "Out of the total 1,57,813 schools in Madhya Pradesh 1,20,249 schools are run by the government while 37564 are private schools," as per data.