scorecardresearch
Friday, Dec 02, 2022
Premium

Maharashtra: Teacher unions to protest, urge state not to implement NEP

Joining hands with other unions in the country, the teacher unions in Maharashtra had participated in a two-day national-level conference on NEP that ended on Sunday.

new delhi, delhi govt school, school reopen delhi, education newsSchools have been shut since March due to the pandemic (Representational image)

Teacher unions in the state, including Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation, Shikshak Bharti and Maharashtra Rajya Shikshan Hakka Kriti Samiti among others, have decided to protest against the National Education Policy (NEP) and urge the state government to refrain from implementing it.

Joining hands with other unions in the country, the unions had participated in a two-day national-level conference on NEP that ended on Sunday. It was decided that Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, among others, where BJP is not in power, must be urged to oppose the “anti-constitutional” and “anti-poor” policy.

At the conference, attended by former UGC chairman Sukhdev Thorat, Rashtra Seva Dal president Dr Ganesh Devi and MLC Kapil Patil among others, teachers opposed the concept of school complexes (cluster of 10 to 20 public schools) sharing resources such as library, laboratory and teachers.

Subhash More, working president of Shikshak Bharati, told The Indian Express, “How is it possible to take children to some other place whenever they need a library or laboratory? Under the Right to Education Act, it has been mandated that each school must have these facilities. The inclusion of social workers in the teaching sphere and emphasis on peer learning is sure to leave many qualified teachers unemployed. Moreover, by keeping education non-binding, the number of dropouts will increase.”

Subscriber Only Stories
Poet, playwright and linguist…how Savarkar impacted MarathiPremium
Wanted: New York City rat czar. Will offer salary as high as $170,000Premium
‘AAP a one-man party… cannot become BJP alternative,’ says Baijayan...Premium
Insurance law review on cards to push for ‘efficient use of resources’Premium

First published on: 08-09-2020 at 02:23:53 am
Next Story

Noida: Cab driver killed, son says told to chant Jai Shri Ram by accused

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close