Education standard in UP not up to the mark: minister
UP primary education minister Ram Govind Chaudhary sought support from each and every member of the state assembly during the Question Hour saying that inter-district transfers of primary teachers and re-allocation of the teachers as per the number of students would be made very soon.
‘The government is not satisfied with the state of affairs in the primary education and said that strict monitoring is needed for reviving the education system,’ he stated.
The minister while replying to a couple of questions on the primary education and midday meal, said that very soon government would appoint over 72,000 TET pass youths as additional primary teachers.
However, BSP made a noisy walkout over the delay in appointing the TET teachers.
Over the midday meal scheme in the state, the minister announced that an international level NGO Akshay Patra would be handed over the midday meal schemes of Kanpur, Agra, Lucknow and Kannuj after their kitchen is constructed in Lucknow by next month.
He said already 346 NGOs are engaged in providing fresh and nutritious food to the primary school children in all the districts of the state. ‘We are strictly following the norms in the midday meal and no irregularities would be tolerated,’ he said while adding that currently, teachers in the primary school have no role in the preparation of the midday meal.
On a question of Peace Party member Dr Ayub to include the Madarsa in the midday meal scheme, Chaudhary said that the proposal is under Central government’s consideration.