Resource Person – Prof. GVR Prasad, Former Principal, DIET, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Important Points –
Only 63% of Govt. schools have a pupil – teacher ratio as per RTE norms (30:1 primary, 35:1 upper primary). Prescribed norm had to be reached by March 2015.
We have shortage of trained teachers as well as training institutes. There 6 lakh posts of teachers vacant under SSA. Recruitment of teachers is the urgent need.
All citizens of India should have equal access to education. The specific needs of the disadvantaged sections of the society ought to be met through the education.
The process of evaluation should be continuous and comprehensive. If education is to succeed in its tasks, curriculum as its core should be restructured around the four pillars of learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together and learning to be.