DAINIK NATION BUREAU
The state education minister Arvind Pandey on Friday met with Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in Delhi and apprised the steps undertaken in the field of education by the state government so far. He discussed the issues including the recognition to the Special Basic Teacher Certificate (BTC) by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) and its effect on state government schools’ teachers.
He talked about the budget which the Union Government has to pay to the State under Right to Education (RTE). In which 25 percent of seats in private schools are being reserved for poor students.
other issues about the centrally funded schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Mid Day Meal (MDM).
NCTE officials have clearly told the state education department that there is no possibility of grant of recognition to special BTC course in retrospection. The NCTE has set up a deadline of March, 2019 by which all untrained primary teachers should complete the Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd). However Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree holders would be eligible to teach in primary classes after doing a six month bridge course.