'932 govt schools to get better facilities soon'

Reviving D Ed inevitable to reform education, says SSA official

Speaking after inaugurating Shikshaka-Shikshana Sapthaha-2010 organised by Shikshana Sampanmula Kendragala Okkuta of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi in association with Shikshana Sampanmula Kendra Mangalore and PADI at ISD, Shivprakash said that these changes are being made to change the opinion people have on the Government schools. “People often feel that Government schools are inferior to private schools. They have a negative opinion on Government schools for various reasons.
However, after having looked at our Government schools, I can bet that the schools with Nali- Kali programme will stand out by all means when compared to private schools,” said Shivaprakash.

Reform D.Ed colleges
Welcoming RTE Act, he said that it  can be used as an effective tool to bring about drastic change in education sector. “Community participation is necessary for the proper implementation of RTE. Apart from implementing RTE, another matter which needs to be addressed is the teaching methodology in DEd colleges, which churn out teachers. The methodologies here are not yet updated with concepts of innovative and student-friendly teaching. Syllabus is outdated. Hence it can be surely said that no improvement can be brought in schools without bringing change in D.Ed colleges,” he said.

PADI-Valored Director Renni D’Souza informed about the programmes held under Shikshaka-Shikshana Sapthaha this year. “To commemorate teachers day Shikshaka-Shikshana Sapthaha is being held, where discussions and talks on the Right to Children for Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 will be arranged in various taluk centres of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district for next one week. The proposed changes and discussed points will be briefed and sent to the government in the form of suggestion to the Act,” he said.  

Shikshana Sampanmula Kendragala Okkuta President Prema Ranjan presided over the programme.  Senior Educationist Krishna Shasthri Balila delivered a talk on Right to Children for Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009. Meanwhile an interaction was held with teachers, D.Ed students, SDMC members, educationists and parents.  The valedictory of Sapthaha will be held at Government Composite School, Olakadu, Udupi on September 26.
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