Teachers get a pat on the back from HRD minister for showing resilience and reinforcing their facilitating role

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“Teachers across the country have discharged their responsibilities, which is commendable,” said union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal during a webinar with teachers today. The Minister expressed his gratitude to all the teachers for spreading awareness relating to COVID-19 among the students and society at large.  A large number of teachers joined the webinar and also asked questions to the Union Minister.

While replying to the question regarding opening of schools post lockdown, the Minister informed that the school administration and teachers will carry out the various tasks such as defining specific roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders at the school level, defining and establishing Health and Hygiene and other Safety Protocols or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) before and after opening of schools, redefining or readjusting School Calendar and Annual Curriculum Plans, ensuring smooth transition of students from home-based schooling during lockdown to formal schooling and ensuring emotional well-being of students.

He added that school will prepare checklists to ensure they don’t miss out anything. CBSE will be sharing the checklists soon.

During the interaction, Pokhriyal said that due to the efforts made by the teachers, the online education system of the country is proving successful. Many teachers were not expert in technology but still they trained themselves for the benefit of students and contributed to online education.  The crisis period has further confirmed that if the teacher of the country is strong and responsible, then that country will always go on the path of development. The Union Minister also mourned the death of a teacher of primary school in Delhi due to Corona Virus.

Responding to the question on teachers training Pokhriyal said that the training of teachers for online education system is going on with full readiness and lakhs of teachers are also undergoing training. Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers training (PMMMNMTT), training of teachers is being organized for the use of e-learning resources.The Minister also informed that the teachers participation has increased in these training programs.  Teachers have expressed their willingness to connect themselves with new technologies to teach students.

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The teachers selected in the recruitment process of Navodaya Vidyalaya  will get appointment letters once the lockdown ends. Pokhriyal said that our government believes that the posts of teachers should not be kept vacant and the Ministry is taking all possible steps to fill the vacancies soon.