Committees Formed to Ease Maths, Strengthen Teachers’ In-Service Training: MHRD

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In a significant decision, the Government of India has constituted two committees:  “to eliminate the fear of maths subject” among students and another “to strengthen teacher’s in-service training”, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Wednesday.

The decision was taken after the Minister held an Annual Meeting of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in New Delhi yesterday which was attended by education ministers of six states along with the secretaries.

According to MHRD statement, the decision to eliminate the fear of maths by ways of making the subject easy has been decided to be lead by Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama; while Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari has been asked to suggest and strengthen the teacher’s in-service training.

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The decision was made taking into account the report by National Assessment Survey, the statement said, adding both committees will submit their reports within three months. Country’s eminent educationist and senior official will also be a part of this committee, it added.

Javadekar also announced that the Ministry has received an overwhelming response to reduce the burden of NCERT syllabus. About 15,000 suggestions were received till yesterday. Furthermore, the  Government is expecting more than 1 Lakh responses by the end of this month, he added.

The Minister added, “All the education Ministers have welcomed the decision of Central Government to formulate an Integrated Scheme on School Education by subsuming Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE), Operation Digital Board and Integrated BEd course.”

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