B.ED training to be provided through distant education system

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Kolkata, Jul 21 (UNI) Prioritising the education sector, the West Bengal Government was considering to provide B.ED training through distant education system, State Higher Education Minister Sudarshan Roychowdhury said today.

The Minister told the Assembly that talks were on with the Netaji Subhas Open University in this regard.

Mr Roychowdhury said if this method became operational, more than 5000 teacher aspirants would receive training in a year He informed that currently there were 95 B.ED colleges across the state, while another 10 to 15 were awaiting approval of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).

Mr Roychowdhury said during the past three years, the number of B.ED colleges in the state had increased by 50 and all of these were being conducted ''successfully.'' '' We are committed to increasing the number of able and efficient teachers to strengthen the education sector, and the decision of giving training to them through distant education system is a step in that direction, '' he maintained.

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