Aligarh : Noted academicians shed light on the merit-based structure of tenure, promotion, salary structure of teachers, incentives and system of assessment among other parameters for teachers in the new education policy.
These deliberations were made in the national webinar on ‘Teacher Education in National Education Policy (NEP)-2020’ of the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
In the keynote address, Padam Shri, Prof J S Rajput (Former Director, NCERT and India’s representative at UNESCO) recommended that education should be related to the world of work and deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of the Country.
He further spoke on the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr Zakir Hussain.
AMU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor spoke on the many relevant issues regarding the quality of teachers and education at all levels.
He emphasised that the NEP suggests policies for teachers who have already been hired including mandatory courses, setting up of national professional standards, no transfer policy and digital management of hiring and vacancies in schools across the Country.
Prof Nasrin (Chairperson, Department of Education) spoke about the need of organizing the webinar to discuss the road to revitalizing teacher education under the NEP 2020 at a time when policymakers, experts and educators are talking about a paradigm shift from two-years to fours-years integrated B.Ed. programme.
She also delivered the welcome address.
Prof Mohammad Akhtar Siddiqui (Chairperson, NCTE) stressed that the profiteering teachers’ education institutes should be vanished by using proficient accrediting agencies.
Prof Asheesh Srivastava (Dean, School of Education, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar) emphasised the holistic development of the intellectual tradition in Indian Education and spoke about the importance of value-based education.
Prof Jessy Abraham (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi) pointed out that the ultimate aim of this all-inclusive education is to attain the ‘Self Actualization’.
Prof Nil Ratan Roy (Head, Department of Education, Tezpur University, Assam) advised that in the major curriculum area of teachers’ education—case studies, simulation teaching and action research should be imparted seriously during the teaching-learning process.
Prof Pradeep Kumar Mishra (Department of Education, CCS University Meerut) spoke on education in Indian Tradition with examples from India’s glorious heritage of harmonious culture.
Prof Nisar Ahmad (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) extended the vote of thanks and urged teachers to take into account, the suggestions made in the webinar for raising the bar of education in the Country.
In the valedictory function, the Chief-Guest, Prof Saroj Sharma (Chairperson NIOS, Noida) expressed optimistically, thoughts for the successful implementation of NEP-2020.
Guest of Honor, Dr Banwarilal Natia (Chairperson, NCTE Regional Office, Jaipur) discussed the road map for implementation of Teacher Education provisions.
Prof Mujeebul Hasan Siddiqui proposed the vote of thanks.
Over 500 people from various parts of the country participated in the webinar.