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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Submission of National Federation of Education regarding commencement of offline classes from standard 6 to 8.

 The global economy of the 21st century can thrive in an environment that is based on creativity and imagination, critical thinking and problem solving skills.  Empirical analysis There is a strong positive relationship between education and economic growth.  India has a huge school going population of 30.5 crore (as per 2011 Census) between 6-18 years of age, which is more than 25% of the total population.  India has the potential to harness the full potential of this demographic segment if children are taught to face the real world with confidence.

 With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goal 2030, the focus has shifted to 'Quality with Fairness' up to the level of secondary education.

 A few months ago, the Prime Minister of the country, Shri Narendra Modi, in one of his speeches (Mann Ki Baat) emphasized the importance of quality in these words: "Till now the focus of the government was on the spread of education across the country but now the time has come that  The focus should be on the quality of education. Now the government should focus more on knowledge than on schooling."  HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar had also declared that "improving the quality of education in the country will be the topmost priority".  Shifting the focus to learning rather than schooling would mean focusing on results from inputs.

 The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), sponsored by the Central Government in partnership with the State Governments and implemented by the Government of India, has achieved considerable success in making elementary education universal.  Today 19.67 crore children are enrolled in 14.5 lakh primary schools in the country.  The drop out rate of school education has decreased significantly, but it still remains 16% at primary level and 32% at upper primary level, which needs to be reduced significantly.  According to a survey, the number of children out of school decreased from 135 lakhs in 2005 to 61 lakhs in 2014, all efforts should be made to ensure that the last child also returns to school.

 As is evident India has done well in ensuring fairness and accessibility in schooling.  However the level of knowledge in an average student is a matter of concern.  According to a recent National Achievement Survey (NAS) report of Class V students, the percentage of students who could correctly answer more than half of the questions related to reading comprehension was only 36% and in this regard Mathematics and Environmental Studies  The figures are 37% and 46% respectively.

 Both the central and state governments are formulating new comprehensive approaches and strategies to improve the quality of education in schools.  Talking about some specific areas, work has to be done on issues related to teachers, procedures to be adopted in the classroom, assessment and assessment of knowledge among students, school infrastructure, school effectiveness and social participation.


 Where children are the center of schooling, a teacher plays the most important role in ensuring the learning of children.  With the launch of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, 19.48 lakh posts of teachers have been created in elementary classes, due to the appointment of teachers for these posts, the student-teacher ratio has improved from 42:1 to 24:1.  However, there are still schools in which teachers are only single or their numbers are insufficient.  For this, the state governments need to plan for equitable distribution of teachers and an annual program should be kept for the appointment of skilled teachers in place of retiring teachers.

 At present 85% of the regular teachers in government schools are professionally qualified.  All teachers in 20 states and union territories have the requisite qualifications.  The government is taking all steps to ensure that all teachers of the remaining 16 states/UTs are fully skilled for the next 2-3 years.  According to the results of a study conducted by the Ministry in the year 2013, the average attendance of teachers was around 83%.  It needs to be increased to 100%.

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શેરી શિક્ષણ અને ફળીયા શિક્ષણ બાબત નો આજ નો લેટેસ્ટ પરિપત્ર

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ધોરણ 6 થી 8 ના ઓફ લાઇન વર્ગો શરૂ કરવા બાબત રાષ્ટ્રીય શૈક્ષિક મહાસંઘ ની રજૂઆત.


 In both Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan schemes, programs for need based professional development of teachers are being run.  Online programs are also planned to complement these efforts.

 There is a need that the school system should bring talented youth in the field of teaching, the National Council of Teacher Education has started four year integrated BA-BEd and BSc-BEd programs and through the best school system, those who are sincerely interested in nation building.  These programs need to be publicized to attract attention.

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