Over 2.75 Lakh Bihar Teachers To Receive Computer Training
The Bihar education department has granted authorization to the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) to provide computer training to a staggering number of 275,266 teachers. Reports indicate that approximately 53% of these teachers lack proficiency in computer usage. According to SCERT, out of the 275,000 teachers responsible for teaching up to class 8, a significant portion of 146,266 teachers lack even the most basic understanding of computers.
SCERT has taken the initiative to offer training to these teachers, while also extending the opportunity to those who possess basic or advanced computer knowledge. The directive for this training program was issued by KK Pathak, additional chief and secretary of the Education Department. It is mandatory for teachers in schools from Classes 1 to 12 to undergo computer training, facilitated by the installation of at least 10 computers in all schools up to Class 8. The introduction of computer education is essential for all students across various schools. Initially, computers were installed in approximately 19,000 middle schools. Due to the teachers' lack of computer knowledge, students encountered difficulties in registering on different career portals.
It falls upon the teachers to assist students in registering on these portals and provide guidance on various career options. Proficiency in computer skills will also enable teachers to conduct smart classes under various educational schemes. SCERT plans to form groups of teachers, with each group consisting of 80 to 90 individuals, to ensure a smooth training process. All teachers are required to acquire basic computer knowledge and familiarize themselves with relevant details, which will prove beneficial in multiple aspects of their work, ultimately facilitating their tasks. Moreover, children's education has been hindered by their inability to grasp the fundamentals of computers, which are vital components of the educational curriculum.