Teachers get a respite as MANUU consents for their B.Ed training
Srinagar: In a breather for untrained teachers in the school education department, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) has decided to accommodate untrained graduate teachers for B.Ed courses this year.
In a letter shot to Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo, regional director MANUU has agreed to accommodate the teachers for B.Ed course this year.
The letter has been issued in wake of the meeting convened by the directorate of school education with MANUU to deliberate on the issue.
“MANUU is imparting teachers training programme (B.Ed) to the teaching community of J&K through both regular and distance mode since 2006. This programme received a good response from the very beginning in J&K,” reads the letter.
It says that the huge response was due to the fact that the programmes are offered in Urdu which is the official language in J&K state.
“Since government of J&K has made B.Ed programme mandatory for in-service teachers for their future service benefits, MANUU is interested to offer B.Ed to the untrained teachers of your department through distance mode via Urdu medium,” the letter reads.
The decision has been taken as it will provide a chance to the untrained teachers of J&K government to get this mandatory training in Urdu language in a very smooth and easy manner.
“Besides it will help them in promoting the official language of the state,” the letter reads.
The MANUU regional director has asked the DSEK to communicate the feasibility and the number of in-service untrained teachers in J&K state to whom MANUU will impart B.Ed two-year training through distance mode.
“The modus operandi for this B.Ed programme shall be on the pattern adopted by the education department and IGNOU,” the letter reads.
Pertinently, the MHRD has made it mandatory for the government teachers to get trained by 2019 March or face termination from their service.
The education department has already started the enrollment of in-service untrained teachers with IGNOU and college of education to complete B.Ed course by the end of this year.