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Separate Academy to Train Teachers for Differently-Abled Kids

Nov 26, 2014 15:19 IST

    The HRD Minister Smriti Irani said recently that a separate academy would be set up to train teachers who would further give away education to differently-abled children, so that they can understand their challenges and provide education according to each student’s requirements. The academies would be a place where the teachers dealing with differently-abled kids would be given training on how to handle certain situations and address the needs of the children whenever required.

    Madan Mohan Malviya Teaching Mission

    Smriti Irani, the HRD Minister of India, made this statement in UNESCO conference on the role of Information and Communication Technology for persons with disabilities. The whole programme would be named Madan Mohan Malviya teaching mission, which would take care of training of teachers who are dealing with specially-abled children all around the country. The mission was announced this year in the budget by the finance minister and a total sum of Rs. 500 crore has already been allocated for the initiative by the finance ministry.

    Irani also voiced here plans to engage best of the practices which the world has in offer as far as the field of ICT and education is concerned. She persisted upon adapting these new technologies and methodologies so that our citizens could get helped through the innovations. In tandem with the Prime Minister’s vision of spreading knowledge to the remotest of the places though digital media, Irani voiced the need of ICT for the development of digital education in the country and has decided to spread its wings in the remotest sectors of the country.

    Important Points

    • Separate academy to train teachers for differently-abled children to be set up
    • The programme will be named Madan Mohan Malviya teaching mission
    • Rs. 500 crore has already been allocated for the initiative

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