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Complete training by March ’19 or lose jobs, Maharashtra warns teachers

Posted on August 21st, 2017 in Teachers, Training |

Express News Service ,Aug 21, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

The amendment bill gives them till March 2019, to get degrees or they may be in danger of losing their jobs

A NOTIFICATION issued by the state education department has issued a warning to primary teachers, who have been working without receiving formal training for teaching jobs, to “get trained or get sacked”. The notice, issued a couple of days ago by Sunil Magar, director of Vidya Pratisthan (formerly Maharashtra State Council of Education, Research and Training (MSCERT), Read the rest of this entry »

77% primary schools lack required number of specialized teachers

Posted on August 8th, 2017 in Teachers |

Ardhra Nair, Aug 08, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Recent Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan data uploaded by the Union government has thrown light on the poor state of affairs concerning the teaching staff in primary classes of aided schools in Maharashtra.

The data revealed that 77% schools do not have enough subject-wise teachers to educate the primary students till class VIII. There are 44,735 standalone schools (classes IV) and 20,989 elementary schools (classes I-VIII) in the state. Read the rest of this entry »

50,000 DEd seats in state remain vacant

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 in Teachers |

Ananya Barua, Aug 03 2017

Source: Hindustan Times

PUNE: The number of students seeking Diploma in Education (DEd ) course, previously known as Teacher Certificate Higher course (TCH), is falling for lack of job opportunities. Over 50,000 of the total of 60,000 seats in across Maharashtra are vacant.

The admission process for DEd began on May 31, and continued over five phases till June 31. And only 10,800 applications were received for 60,000 seats, with only 9,846 candidates seeking admission. Read the rest of this entry »

Teachers in PMC schools can now qualify with only Class X English

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 in Education Department, Teachers |

Prachee Kulkarni, Aug 02 2017

Source : Mirror

Civic body’s new ad says applicants simply need to have completed class X or XII in the English medium
Desperate to find teachers for its English-medium schools, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) seems to have given up on any standards it might have had.A revised advertisement by the civic body’s education department now seeks applications even from those who have studied in English till Class X or XI. Read the rest of this entry »

Ads for 175 teacher posts in civic schools get only 6 responses

Posted on July 31st, 2017 in Government Schools, Teachers |

Prasad Kulkarni, Jul 31, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The city that prides itself as the `Oxford of the East’ is ironically finding it tough to recruit municipal school teachers.

Despite frequent advertisements, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has not received a good response. A mere six people have applied for the 175 vacant teachers’ positions.

The PMC school board controls 330 schools which impart education in various language mediums including Marathi, English, Urdu and Kannada.Around 1 lakh students, most of them underprivileged, attend these schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Salary hike for civic school teachers as PMC attempts to overcome shortage

Posted on July 24th, 2017 in Teachers |


Source: The Times of India

Pune : The municipal school teachers in the city can expect around 65% raise in their salaries soon.

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) standing committee recently took a decision to this effect to overcome the shortage of teachers in civic schools. “Besides job seekers, the hike will also encourage the existing lot of teachers,“ a PMC official said. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Teachers must get minimum qualification by 2019′

Posted on July 22nd, 2017 in Teachers |

IANS, Jul 22, 2017

Source : Sakal Times

There were about 600,000 teachers with inadequate qualifications in the private sector alone in India

Inadequately qualified teachers, working after enactment of the Right to Education Act, were being given a “last chance” to acquire minimum qualifications by March 2019, said the government on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Teachers must get degrees by March ’19

Posted on July 22nd, 2017 in RTE, Teachers |


Source: The Times of India

New Delhi : The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill allowing teachers appointed on or before March 31, 2015 to acquire minimum qualifications within a period of four years from the date of commencement of the Act.

This gives the 8.5 lakh unqualified teachers, appointed after implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) law, another chance to get recognized degrees. The amendment bill gives them the final chance till March 2019 to get degrees or they may lose jobs. Read the rest of this entry »

Female teacher booked for punching Class V student

Posted on July 17th, 2017 in Child Protection, Teachers |

Meeta Ramnani, Jul 16, 2017

Source : Mirror

Boy’s uncle calls it an act of revenge as he had earlier protested against fee hike by the school
A case has been lodged at the Dhanori police chowky against a female teacher of Immanuel Marthoma School for allegedly physically assaulting a Class V student on July 11. The student’s relatives believe that since they had protested and raised their voices against the school regarding fee hike, the school resorted to assaulting him as revenge. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Unqualified teachers are propelling maths phobia’

Posted on July 13th, 2017 in Education, Teachers |

Pranita Roy, 13 July 2017

Source : Sakal Times

Pune: Mathematics phobia is embedded in a person from childhood and remains till death. Like any other phobia, it needs to be addressed urgently among children by educators, say education experts from Pune. Experts have also blamed it on school teachers for not making the subject interesting and likeable.

Wrong teaching methods
Experts claimed that teachers in schools are not qualified to teach mathematics. Read the rest of this entry »