UNION HUMAN Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Friday said the government was considering linking the promotion of teachers to the performance of their students.
The minister said this while exhorting teachers to understand the responsibility they have in shaping the future of the students, if India was to take its position as the ‘vishwa guru (world teacher)’.
“My appeal to teachers is that they should realise these students are actually assets of society, who have been handed over to you for betterment. We are also thinking of linking teachers’ promotion with children’s performance,” she said, addressing teachers at Upgraded Middle School in Khunti near Ranchi.
Irani was in Khunti to inaugurate the state-level “School Chale, Chalayen Abhiyaan-2016”, aimed at improving enrollment and reducing drop-out rate. She also announced that the Centre would help Jharkhand government set up five composite model schools in as many districts.
The minister also appealed to the parents to participate in school management committees, so that they can keep an eye on how the school was functioning and sort out problems faced by them.
Addressing the event, Chief Minister Raghubar Das sought the HRD minister’s help in setting up composite schools in Ranchi, Chaibasa, Dumka, Hazaribagh and Palamu. He also sought the Centre’s help to equip nearly 30,000 schools with benches and desks.
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