Concerned over the quality of teachers in UP, the government has asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to set up a teachers’ training institute in Gorakhpur.
There is only one such institute in UP— in Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s constituency Rae Bareli. Officials claim the facility has been under-utilised due to its location.
The new institute for which land will be allocated by the UP government will cater to teachers in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
“We informed the chief minister that the state needs an institute so that teachers can undergo training by experts. CBSE had tried to get land in Lucknow earlier for this purpose but it was not allocated. We are glad that it will finally materialise now,” said a senior official. “We need to impart good training to teachers so that they can make classroom teaching interesting. The institute will also emphasise on pedagogy for effective use of information communication technology for teachers,” he said.