NIOS an open school will train more than 13 lakhs in service teachers

NIOS –The National Institute of Open Schooling otherwise known by its acronym NIOS has been handed over the responsibility of training to untaught in-service school teachers at the elementary level. Up until now, as many as 13, 78,979 teachers who fall under the category have confirmed their enrollment through admission made available at the NIOS online web portal.

The NIOS is prepared to schedule and conduct its Diploma in Elementary Education (DEiED) through the open distance learning programme and also with the use of the much predominant SWAYAM platform. It is also added that the Swayaprabha DTH channels are to be used for the training to help reach better with the select candidates. As per official sources, it is said that the quality of the teacher education programmes is likely to improve with the conceptualization of four years B.ED integrated course.  The current year’s model syllabus has included many key factors such as gender, inclusive education, ICT, yoga, global citizenship education (GCED), health and sanitation. Before you get any ideas over the curriculum, one must bear in mind that the training is only for primary and secondary levels.

Furthermore, the ministry of human resource development or the MHRD has developed a digital infrastructure for knowledge sharing platform called the DIKSHA platform. This particular platform is said to help upgrade the skills of the teachers and provide supplementary learning materials for students. As per the official notification, the reading materials will be made online to both the student and the teachers on the official web portal held by the ministry and states/union territories. The goal for doing such is to improve the knowledge repository of the students and the technical skills of the teachers without having to bear any additional cost. This came from Satya Pal Singh, the honourable minister of state (Human Resource Development) as a written response to questions posed by the Lok Sabha.

In addition to that, it is also stated that the training provided to the teachers is not only to improve their skill sets but also to bring about a much-needed change in the way the students are taught at school. The educational system, for long now has been mundane and deemed outright pressrooms to students. With this new scheme and policy, the officials are looking forward to the birth of a new age in educating practices and to bring a new change  in the understanding of teaching and learning practices as subjected by the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) act of 2009, and the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) act 2005. This is a definite and much-needed policy in the current scenario and people are looking forward to its success.

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