Education policy necessary for quality education: Forum

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Dharamshala, Dec 8 (UNI) An organisation working for promoting quality education in Himachal Pradesh today called upon the state government to come out with an education policy to impart quality education in the state.

Himachal Pradesh Education Consultation Forum's convernor R D Sharma, a former education deputy director, said nurturing of the state's economy by formulating dynamic rational policies was the need of the hour.

Criticising Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for fidgeting with the state's educational system, he said by giving a go by in recruitment and promotion rules in the appointment of the TGTs and replacing them with para teachers and PTAs was affecting in imparting quality education.

Mr Sharma said the education department, which was headed by the Chief Minister himself, had issued more than a dozen different notifications on teaching students of standard ninth and tenth by the TGTs and school lecturers.

Seeking a clear cut policy for tackling the problem of the unemployment in the state when more than ten lakh youths were craving for jobs out of the total population of 65 lakh, he said the Chief Minister's recent statement on regularising PTA and para teachers by ignoring TGTs on batch wise basis was against the rules.

Mr Susheel Kumar Sharma, another former deputy director of Education from Shimla and member of the forum, deplored the government for appointing PTA and para teachers without any qualification criteria.

He demanded that no new B.Ed colleges should be opened in the state till the already unemployed TGTs were provided jobs.


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