Panel wants govt to recruit 'talented' teachers irrespective of degree

Panel wants govt to recruit 'talented' teachers irrespective of degree
A committee, set up by the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), has suggested that government should consider recruiting “talented” people for teaching in schools to fill vacancies even if they do not have any diploma or degree in education.

Such candidates may be appointed teachers in the schools on the basis of their academic background and performance in the teacher eligibility tests (TET), conducted by various states for the purpose of recruitment.

A system of providing professional training can be brought in for such recruits. They can also take up teaching courses in open and distance learning mode, the panel suggested in its report, to be placed before CABE in its meeting on October 9.

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