Violation of norms by ETT institutes
BOSE Mulls Mass Disaffiliation
Jammu, Dec 6: With every attempt to streamline the functioning of Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) institutes across the state falling apart, the Government has asked the Board of School Education (BOSE) to cancel the affiliation of all those Centers which do not fulfill the prescribed norms.
Sources said that the action was being taken on the directions of the Chief Minister’s Office following constant complaints pouring in from the public.
The government took the harsh decision after a inspection team appointed by the government in the month of October found these are either being run from a single room or do not have a building at all.
Sources said that after facing large scale criticism from the educationists and governments of Punjab and Rajasthan, BOSE is likely to cancel the affiliation of these institutions in coming days. Earlier, in August this year, the BOSE annulled the affiliation of 14 such institutes.
Even as the education department made tall claims to regulate the functioning of ETT institutes, the regulation measures had gone slow due to the pressure from various quarters.
“Now there are direct orders from Chief Minister to clear the mess in the ETT course which has become a huge money minting industry in the state. No step so far has been able to streamline their functioning,” said a source.
“During inspection, these institutes were found to have inadequate infrastructure. The institutes had been warned earlier, but did not comply with the orders and failed to fulfill the criteria,” said a source.
Officials said that the BOSE have been receiving regular complaints against some ETT institutes for flouting norms. The state has become a hub of private ETT colleges and a large number of students from neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh and New Delhi take admission here
“These institutes reportedly offer admission to students on an assurance that they need not attend classes. This has brought a bad name to the state”, said an official.
Last year nearly 40,000 students were enrolled in such institutes and of them, 90 per cent were from other states.
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