86 percent of teachers did not get training in secondary. About 86 percent of secondary teachers have not yet received online training. And the training has not yet started at the initial level. Although kindergarten schools are taught in the new curriculum, no decision has yet been taken on the training of teachers. National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB), Secondary and Higher Education Division of the Ministry of Education, and Directorate of Primary Education sources said this information.
According to the sources concerned, the new curriculum has been introduced in a total of four classes including two classes in primary and two classes at a secondary level this year. The new curriculum has been added to the first, second and sixth, and seventh grades. But although the new curriculum was supposed to start teacher training last year, it has not been implemented.
Initially, this training was supposed to start online, but due to various complications, it also did not work. Now the training of secondary level teachers at the district and upazila level is going to start today.
Professor Dr. Prabir Kumar Bhattacharya, Director of the Training Branch of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education and Director of the Dissemination of New Curriculum Scheme, said that the training has been organized in 408 upazilas and 25 police stations for five days. It is expected that 2,80,000 teachers will take part in it.
He said that initially instructions were given to conduct the training on January 6, 7, 13, 14, and 20, but later the time of the one-day training was changed. The training will be held on January 20 on January 15 (Sunday). Principals of government colleges, regional directors, and deputy directors of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education have been instructed to be the chief guests in the training of teachers.
Meanwhile, classes 1, 6, and 7 have started teaching in the new curriculum from January 2 this year. However, students did not get books on most of the subjects. Again, the primary teachers did not get online training. There is no teacher guide. The teachers did not get direct training in the secondary. These levels of teaching are going on in a phased manner.
Online training in secondary
So far, a total of 3,55,000 teachers have been given online training at the secondary level approved for teaching. It is known that at this stage, a total of four lakh 41 thousand six teachers. Of them, 86,000 teachers could not take online training. Online trained teachers have been trained for five days from January 6 and 7 and January 13 to 15.
There was no initial training.
Although the target is to train teachers through both online and offline mediums, no teacher has received training so far. Later, even if they get online training, about three lakh teachers of the concerned level will be deprived of direct training.
According to sources in the department, only government primary school teachers will be able to take offline training. The total number of primary schools allowed to teach across the country is 1,18,898, while the number of teachers in these primary schools is 6,57,193. Of these, there are 3,59,095 teachers in 65,566 government primary schools.