4-year B.Ed course: Emphasising on the quality of teaching, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said a four-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) course form will be introduced from next year. Javadekar said maintaining the standard of teaching is utmost important and it should this profession should not be the last option. He said teaching should be the first and professional choice, not leftover.
The B.Ed course will be conducted in three streams — BA, B.Com and B.Sc. The minister said this while addressing the two-day Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas principals’ conference.
If the 4-year B.Ed course is implemented, it will save one year of aspirants, as the students will be able to join the course right after their Class 12. Under the current system, a candidate can pursue B.Ed after graduation, which is of two-year duration.
Javadekar also said that 15-20 states will re-introduce examination for Class 5 to 8 after they scrapped no-detention policy under Right to Education Act.
Because of the no-detention policy we lost 10 years of education and this was a mistake, he said. From this year, 15-20 states will start conducting exams. He said teaching is the only profession in which a person get a lot of respect after after retirement, which other professionals do not get. He said who say that government schools are not good, results of KVS and NVS are better than the private schools.
The government last month passed a bill in both Houses of Parliament to abolish the clause that scrapped examinations for students from class 5 to class 8.