Aiming to improve the quality of teaching in government schools, the HRD Ministry is working on an action plan which proposes to introduce a national-level entrance test for the B.Ed course, certification of B.Ed colleges, exit test for all B.Ed graduates and a compulsory induction programme for government school teachers.

According to ministry sources, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has been tasked to work on the modalities for conducting the entrance and exit tests and also draft the module for the compulsory induction programme.

The ministry is also working on a pilot project to ensure that teachers attend school regularly. For this, the ministry has proposed to give one computer tablet to each government school through which teachers can mark their attendance.

The computer tablet provided to government schools will not only be used to register attendance of teachers, but also enter data such as the number of students who have eaten mid-day meal, their attendance and Aadhaar details.

Source: The Indian Express