Untrained teachers get 2 years to qualify

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New Delhi: Those teachers, who have not done the teachers training course but teaching the students of class 1 to class 8, have been given two years time to clear the course and become eligible, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.

“Teachers who have not done D.El.Ed course but teaching classes 1 to 8 under ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ have been given last opportunity to become qualified in two years,” he told reporters.

The Lok Sabha had last month passed a Bill that offers untrained teachers teaching in schools time till March 31, 2019, to acquire B.El. Ed (Bachelor of Elementary Education) or D.El.Ed. (Diploma in Elementary Education) qualifications to hold their jobs as teachers.

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This was done through an amendment to the Right to Education Act, 2009, as a last chance to such teachers not to lose their jobs.

The Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Bill will now have to pass muster in the Rajya Sabha and get presidential assent after that to become an Act.

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