In a recent development, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) is planning an All India Level Entrance Exam for admission to B.Ed to help in the right selection of teachers, as per the official updates.
In order to address the present gaps prevailing in teacher education, NCTE has made these changes, following which these gaps can be overcomed.
“NCTE may also shut down the teacher training institutes that fail to maintain the quality or the ones that fail to improve themselves”, said Satbir Bedi, Chairman, NCTE.
“The closure will be in the same way as the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The teachers may be sent to the foreign countries so that the global needs of teachers can be fulfilled that come with the need of Indian teachers in other countries”, Bedi added.
As the growing number of teacher education institutes are unable to meet the education standards, the steps taken by NCTE will keep a check over the flaws in teacher education.
In order to maintain the pupil-teacher ratio of 28:1, a maximum of 3 lakh teachers are required with an average tenure of 30 years. Every year, the number of teachers to enroll in teacher training institutes is about 19 lakh.
With the quality of education getting compromised, the new changes will help in reviving the quality of teacher education.