The School Education Minister of the state of Madhya Pradesh, Prabhuram Chaudhary, made an announcement to the effect that the teachers who have not succeeded even after taking two qualification exams will be forced to retire.
The teachers of some poor performing schools were reported to have repeatedly failed in the qualifying exams and were still serving.
It was stated by the minister that “After failing to crack the first test, these teachers again underwent training and given opportunity to appear in the exam. Those who have failed in both the tests will be given the compulsory retirement.”
Furthermore, the teachers who have either completed 50 years of age or are in service for more than 20 years will be retired.
“Notices would be served to others (who didn’t fall in the above category). Departmental action will be also initiated against them,” he said, adding that these measures are necessary to improve the quality of the education system.
It was also stated that the state government will introduce National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books from the next academic year to effect an improvement in the quality of education in the government schools. According to the government, the idea of introducing the NCERT books stems from the fact that the students from the state board are finding it difficult to negotiate competitive examinations because of the differences between the state and the CBSE board syllabi.
The board exams in class 5 and 8 are also being reinstated in the state from the coming academic year, In M.P. there are 1, 57,813 schools, out of which 1, 20,249 schools are run by the government while 37564 are private schools.
The state-run schools included 80,807 primary schools, 30,228 middle schools, 5,369 high schools and 3,845 higher secondary schools.
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