Challenges of Teachers Training

Written By: / Career Guidance and Education / Tuesday, 12 April 2022 18:07

The success of any country’s education policy depends on the ability, capability and training of teachers.  In the new education policy, there has been talk of arrangements for training of teachers, but the real question is when will the governments of the Hindi state make education a priority and permanent appointment of trained teachers in proportion to the children and the lack of basic facilities in the school. 
This incident of Pasiyapura School in Rampur Swar area of Uttar Pradesh may seem ordinary amid reports of horrific violence every now and then.  But on in-depth analysis-analysis, it can be easily understood that such incidents are the foundation of a constantly violent society.  Recently, when the headmaster reached the school in the morning to conduct the examination of the children in the school of Pasiyapura village of Rampur, Saidnagar development block Swar area in Uttar Pradesh, by that time the assistant teacher had not reached the school.
Before this case of assault reached the police, the education department became active.  Many teachers from Swar reached the school to make a compromise.  Panchayat held in school.  Teachers, village headmen and dozens of villagers participated in the panchayat.  It was decided in the agreement that the headmaster would hold the teacher’s feet in the filled panchayat and apologize.  While fulfilling the order, the headmaster grabbed the teacher’s feet and started pleading.
But the teacher was not ready to forgive and she only agreed when she was allowed to hit two shoes instead of two slaps.  The teacher avenged her slap by hitting her with a shoe.  On the information of someone, the police reached the village and investigated it, but the panchayat returned it to the police saying that the matter of agreement.
If we go deep into the reasons behind this quarrel, it will be known that this is not just a normal quarrel between two teachers, but is a direct result of the policies and flaws of the government’s education system.  Most of the primary to secondary schools of Hindi state, especially UP, Bihar, Jharkhand will get only one or two teachers.  From the education of the entire school to the arrangement and distribution of children’s mid-day meals, children’s books, clothes, distribution of grant schemes related to them, apart from the distribution of government-imposed electoral rolls, elections, animal census to census, altogether thirteen  There is a long list of types of government functions that have been imposed on them.  He has to do this in any case to save the hard-to-find job.
UNESCO has presented a very worrying picture on the education front in India in its report titled ‘State of Education in India 2021 - No Teacher, No Classroom’.  According to this, there is a shortage of one million teachers in the schools of the country.  Not only this, thirty percent of the teachers who are there now will retire in the next fifteen years.  There are eleven lakh schools in India where there is only one teacher.  Nineteen percent of the posts of teachers in the schools of the country are lying vacant.  Their number is 11.16 lakh.  The situation is even worse in rural areas, where up to seventy nine percent of the posts are vacant.
The UNESCO report states that the Hindi region of the country has the least number of teachers.  These include states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.  There are maximum vacancies of teachers here.  Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have more than one lakh vacancies, which is the highest in the country.  In rural areas, 60% of the seats are vacant.  In this case, UP is at the top.  If we look at the situation of teachers in Hindi regions, most of the primary and secondary schools will get contract or contract teachers.
At the time of elections, our state governments implement the recommendations of the Pay Commission to please their employees on the one hand and on the other do not recruit new teachers.  Digvijay Singh did many innovative experiments as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, but one experiment which was taken up by all the governments was the appointment of Shiksha Mitras or teachers on contract.  These teachers neither had anything to do with education for many years before their appointment, nor any arrangement for their proper training.
The governments handed over their children to the teachers appointed on the salary of ten-fifteen thousand on the basis of luck and the governments got rid of the expenditure on the teachers’ salaries.  As a result, private schools were opened from every town-city to metropolis and those who were able to send their children came under their shelter.  Poor malnourished children are going to government schools to feed their hunger with khichdi-porridge and to increase the literacy rate.
To become a teacher in the new education policy 2020, a four-year course of BEd is recommended.  Till now it was a two year course.  Now after class XII, there will be a four-year course.  Secondly, teachers should be familiar with the social and cultural environment of the school in which they teach.  Talented students from villages will be attracted to become teachers in order to end the shortage of teachers from rural schools and to provide employment to the educated youth of the villages nearby.  They will also be given a scholarship to pursue a four-year B.Ed course after class XII.  In the new education policy, there has been talk of arrangement of training for teachers from time to time.
The success of any country’s education policy depends on the ability, capability and training of teachers.  In the new education policy, there has been talk of arrangements for training of teachers, but the real question is when will the governments of the Hindi state make education a priority and permanent appointment of trained teachers in proportion to the children and the lack of basic facilities in the school.  Will remove  Today, in government schools, teachers behave violently under work pressure and stress, even though it is wrong, it cannot be considered unnatural.  Most of the government schools in Hindi state are engaged in increasing the literacy rate, not only education.  How can one expect quality value education from such education.
A qualified or ideal teacher through his efforts infuses such creative energy in the children, which makes them advanced and progressive.  What will be the future of a society in which the headmaster and the teacher of the school slap each other in front of the students and hit and retaliate with shoes and have to apologize publicly?  What will be the effect of these violent incidents on the soft mind of innocent children?  After all, with what mouth will those teachers teach the lesson of non-violence to the children?  Even if they get it done immediately, will it have any effect on those children?  Today, when we are seeing naked displays of violence everywhere, such violent and indecent behavior of teachers is also a big part of it.  Governments should now think seriously about quality and value-based education along with ration and mid-day meals, so that only qualified, educated, trained and meritorious teachers become teachers, so that along with our young people, the future of the country and society can be improved.  Can you??

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Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg is a regular contributor of Imphal Times, mostly related with Education. Vijay is a resident of Street Kour Chand MHR Malout-152107 Distt Sri Muktsar sahib Punjab. Vijay Garg, Ex.PES-1 is a retired Principal from Government Girls Sen Sec school Mandi Harji Ram Malout -152106 Punjab. He is also the author of Quantitative Aptitude, NTSE , NMMS, Mathematics of XII, ICSE numerical physics and chemistry many more books.

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