Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Prabhuram Chaudhary on Wednesday announced that the teachers in the schools of Madhya Pradesh who have recorded the worst performance in three consecutive years and also flunked two qualification exams will be granted compulsory retirement.
He added that the state government will also introduce the National Council of Educational Research and Training books from the next academic year with an aim to improve the quality of education. Chaudhary while speaking to the reporters at a media workshop stated that the teachers of the schools which have recorded poor results for three consecutive years were given a training recently following which they appeared for a qualification examination but it was noted that several of the teachers failed the examination.
The minister further stated that after failing the first test the teachers were given a second opportunity to appear for the examination and those who failed in both the tests will be given compulsory retirement. He stated that the teachers who have either completed 50 years of age or are in service for more than 20 years will be retired. He also added that notices will be served to the others who do not fall in the above-mentioned category and departmental action will be taken against them as these measures are necessary to improve the quality of the education system.
Chaudhary also said that the NCERT books will be introduced in the government schools from the next academic year as the students of the state face problems in cracking competitive examinations due to the difference in the syllabus between the state board and the CBSE. The state government has also resumed the board examinations for class 5 and class 8 students in the state board accredited schools from this year onwards.
According to available data, from the 1, 57, 813 schools in Madhya Pradesh 1, 20, 249 schools are run by the government while 37564 are private schools. The Madhya Pradesh state-run school includes 80, 807 primary schools, 30, 228 middle schools, 5, 369 high schools and 3, 845 higher secondary schools.