Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is planning to undertake capacity building for about 2.5 lakh science teachers with the help of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
The announcement was made by IGNOU Vice-Chancellor V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai at the “Brainstorming Session on Science Education”. The Vice-Chancellor has declared that IGNOU was probably the best vehicle so as to undertake science popularisation throughout the country because of its available technological resources and networking. It was also suggested that stress need to be laid on devising modules for improving the scientific attitude of students. More emphasis was also required on courses for improving the quality of science and mathematics teaching in the country. Moreover importance should also be given to altering the kinds of courses to match the changing needs of the country and the world at undergraduate and postgraduate level across disciplines.