West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has plans to hire young graduates as intern teacher in primary and upper primary schools.
She said that her government was mulling over a two-pronged strategy to fulfil the matter of a scarcity of teachers in state-run schools.
She proposed that class five might be demoted under primary level. This could be done for restoring a correct balance between academics and students at the elementary level before students enter in secondary facilities.
Also her government is additionally formulating a proposal to recruit graduates as interns for two years in those institutes are facing scarcity of teachers at each primary and secondary level.
The Government is playing with graduate’s emotion, saying BJP and others opposition party. Some are saying who cook mid-day meal at primary school, earn rs 3000 per month, but graduates will earn only 2-2.5 thousands after bagging so much degree from childhood. It is a kind of insult, saying opposition.
But keeping dissents aside, Bengal Chief Minister believes that there is more than adequate teachers in some areas, while some area are suffering from teachers scarcity, such as Sundarbans, Dooars, Jhargram. To balanced the deficiency my government has forwarded the proposal to senior officials related to School Education Department for further implementation.
Meanwhile, on Monday, Banerjee had accused the University Grants Commission (UGC) of stopping scholarship grants to researchers and issuing “fatwa” to higher educational institutes in the state.
She was interacting with reporters after a meeting with vice-chancellors of universities, principals of colleges and presidents of the primary and secondary education board, at the state secretariat ‘Nabanna’ here.
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“We have received complaints from various colleges and universities about UGC stopping grants for a scholarship for PhD projects under National Eligibility Test (NET),” she said.
“Many representatives of universities and colleges have also informed that they (the UGC) are regularly issuing ‘fatwa’ on different issues. This is not proper,” the CM added.