Hyderabad: The 10 goverment-run District Institutes of Education and Training colleges that offer a diploma in education, are in a poor shape. Those who pass out from these colleges are eligible to teach primary school students.
Only two of the 10 colleges have principals, and of the 70 senior lecturers only six are working. Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari, who holds the education portfolio, had said in the Legislative Council recently that of the 196 lecturers in these colleges, only 46 are working at present.
This disclosure has become a weapon in the hands of managements of private D.Ed colleges, who are at loggerheads with the government for issuing notices to around 70 colleges threatening to cancel their approvals for failing to comply with the norms on faculty and infrastructure. There are a total of 273 private D.Ed colleges in the state
These colleges are questioning the moral right of the government in threatening to cancel their affiliation when its own colleges are running without faculty.
“The government cannot neglect D.Ed colleges. Future teachers are being trained here. Students who pass out from these colleges without any faculty and become teachers cannot be expected to offer quality teaching to students. It directly impacts the standards in schools and that of students,” TRS MLC Paturi Sudhakar Reddy said.
He urged the government to fill all these vacancies by the new academic year 2016-17 so that teachers are trained effectively.
Re-evaluate ded results: students
Many students have failed in the mathematics paper in the Diploma in Education second year, for which the results were declared recently, leading to allegations that there were discrepancies in correction of the paper.
Students belonging to various educational institutions from Hyderabad and surrounding districts held a protest rally at OU on the issue on Sunday. They alleged that many students who scored up to 90 per cent and above in Class 10 and Intermediate had been given 0-10 marks.
Suresh, a student from Nalgonda, said, “I had scored above 85 per cent in Class 10 and Intermediate. I did well in DEd II Maths exam but I have been given 10 marks. I have scored more than 60 per cent in the other subjects.”
Such students worry that they will miss out on the job opportunities for primary teachers that the government is expected to release soon.
In the DEd, students are not allowed revaluation and supplementary exams are not conducted. Students who failed in the second year will be forced to wait for a full year to give the exam again, and will have to compete with their juniors.
Konda Ganesh, one of the students at the rally, said, “The government should either conduct supplementary exams like in other states or allow students to go for revaluation. Otherwise, we will lose a full year and a chance to apply for the DSC.”
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