Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy proposes $1 billion a year to train school teachers by 10,000 retired highly accomplished teachers. He also emphasised the need to increase the salaries of teachers and researchers in India, reported PTI.
He further said, “We must show much respect and pay better salaries to our teachers and researchers. We must also provide better facilities to our researchers. We must honour them. They are role models for our youngsters.”
Over a 20-year period, the teacher training program will cost about $20 billion. According to Narayana Murthy, considering India’s planned GDP of USD five trillion, the expense of a 20-year training program won’t be a significant financial hardship for the nation.
Murthy also advocated the establishment of 2,500 “train the teacher” institutes. To expand the implementation of the “National Education Policy,” he proposed bringing 10,000 retired, exceptionally accomplished STEM instructors from the developed world and India to join these colleges.
250,000 primary school teachers and 250,000 secondary school teachers will be trained under this program, ensuring that they are annually prepared for the difficulties that lie ahead in the field of education. Over the course of five years, teachers who receive training under this program can advance to become trainers.
He further stated, “Experts tell me that each set of four trainers can train 100 primary school teachers and 100 secondary school teachers a year. We will be able to train 250,000 primary school teachers and 250,000 secondary school teachers every year by this method.”