Prime Minister Manmohan has announced that a new mechanism will soon be formulated to check the quality of teaching in various institutes across the country. The mechanism will continuously assess teachers and ensure participation of parents to keep a check on quality of teaching.
“Now we will focus on improving the quality of education. Participation of the community and parents would be ensured so that they can be satisfied with the quality of teaching” said Singh while delivering Independence Day’s speech.
Emphasising that children are the “biggest strength” of the country, he said if our children are provided with good education and are healthy, and then their future would be bright.
“This is the reason why we have paid special attention to the needs of children in our policies and programmes. The education of children has been made mandatory by law. In 2006-07, only 93 per cent of children in the age group 6-14 years were getting admission in schools. Today, almost all children in this age group are being admitted to schools,” he noted.
He also mentioned that more than 51,000 new schools have been opened in the country and about seven lakh teachers appointed in them in just the last two years, he said.