Ministry for Human Resource and Development is concerned with the quality and standard of education in B.Ed. colleges and warned about regarding the same saying that 40 to 50 percent colleges can lose their affiliation in coming months.
According to the Ministry’s Department of School Education and Literacy Secretary Anil Swarup, in nation around 40% of B.Ed. colleges have failed to respond to the National Council for Teacher Education's instructions to present affidavits on their functioning.
“The NCTE is at it. We have all sorts of BEd colleges. Many are there just in name. So how do you somehow, anyhow, get into teaching? We are determined to correct it. Don’t be surprised if in the coming three to four months… 40 to 50 percent of BEd colleges lose their affiliation because when we ask for affidavits, 40 per cent have not filed these because it will lead to their criminal prosecution”.
Anil Swarup was present at the 'Creating a robust school education system as the bedrock of new India' seminar.
“The NCTE had asked for affidavits for details — how many teachers these colleges have, etc. Around 35 to 40 per cent have not even responded. So that indicates there is some problem. It is becoming clear that a large number of so-called BEd colleges are not doing the work that they are meant to do. So, we will come down heavily on people who are playing with education in this country” Swarup said.
To increase the standard of education at the school level, a national assessment survey will also be conducted which will be based on the learning outcome proposed by the center.
“We are also proposing a national test like Common Admission Test or SAT for evaluation of teachers. We will have a merit list and let the states decide whether they want to employ these teachers or not. They still have the choice to conduct their own exams. We will not force the evaluation on them,” he said.
In order to check the absence of teacher from the duty, the government is planning to roll out biometric portable attendance system on experimental basis in Chhattisgarh from coming August.