Learning Outcome Will Improve With Quality Education: Ganai

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‘Assess, monitor performance of teachers regularly’

SRINAGAR — Urging teaching community to improve their skill sets, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said that learning outcomes will only improve when the quality of teaching improves.

The Advisor Ganai said this while addressing a gathering of teachers who were attending five-day State level workshop on “Post-NAS” activities, here at the auditorium of Government Girls Higher Secondary Kothibagh.

The workshop which started from 11th September was orga­nized by State Institute of Edu­cation Kashmir in collaboration with SAMAGRA SHIKSHA J&K.

Director School Education Kashmir, G N Itoo, State Project Director SAMAGRA Samiksha Tufail Mattoo, Joint Director Trainings Mehmood Hussain, re­source person NCERT Professor Das and other important dignitar­ies were present on the function.

He urged upon teachers to do a “self-introspection” so as to check if they are doing justice to their job for which they get handsome salaries.

“Our State in comparison to many other States in the Country pays handsomely to its near four lakh employees, which includes 1.5 lakh teachers also. Therefore, it becomes our responsibility to assess ourselves for the work we do,” the Advisor said.

The Advisor also suggested developing some sort of “measur­able” with which the performance of teachers could be assessed and monitored. He said there is a say­ing, “Whatever, cannot be mea­sured, cannot be monitored.”

He said there are various tech­niques used in Western, or even in many Eastern countries, includ­ing using assessment forms, with which performance of a person could be assessed. He said train­ing organization also use simi­lar kind of assessment and if the trainees rate their trainer high they continue to use their servic­es, else he gets discontinued.

The Advisor said it is impor­tant that system needs to develop to built capacity of teachers and have measurable outcomes to improve our working style.

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