SEBA, RMSA to organize training for govt school teachers

GUWAHATI: With parents preferring to send their wards to private schools and a feeling that teachers in government schools follow age old methods, the State Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) and the Rashtriya Madyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) have planned to organize a special teachers' training programme by the end of May.

LN Sarma, SEBA secretary said, "These days people prefer CBSE or private schools as they feel government school teachers follow old methods of teaching. We have come up with a special training programme for teachers in all districts of the state to upgrade their teaching pattern."

First, a Key Resource Person (KRP) training would be conducted, after which the District Academic Council (DAC) and Inspector of Schools would depute 16 teachers each from a district who would undergo a four-day training.

"In the first phase, 16 teachers from each district would be selected, and trained under specialists in core subjects like English, science, mathematics and social studies. In the second phase, these teachers would be training other teachers in other schools of the state," Sarma said.

The motive behind the training is to introduce these teachers to new methods of teaching to upgrade the pattern and quality of the education.

Sarma added, "Several new methods and technologies have come up now, and to survive the competition, the government schools too need to upgrade their skills on teaching or else students would continue to shift to CBSE and private schools."

"It is just an initial step, and we are hopeful that status of government schools will improve this way," he said.