Untrained teachers put on notice


Panaji: The education department has reminded untrained elementary teachers of the last opportunity to acquire requisite professional qualification of diploma in elementary education (D El Ed) to qualify to teach at the elementary level.

Unqualified teachers serving in government-aided, unaided and special schools who fail to enrol on or before September 15, are liable to face removal and dismissal, director of education G P Bhat stated in a circular.

Any teacher without the minimum qualification mandated under the RTE Act 2009, will not be allowed to continue in service beyond April 1, 2019.
All regular, untrained elementary-level teachers, including head of schools teaching in government-aided, unaided and special schools, have to complete the D El Ed course by open distance learning through the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) website.

 The Union ministry of human resource development has launched the SWAYAM portal for the online course through NIOS. Teachers can access free instructions through the online portal on www.nios.ac.in, or http://dled.nios.ac.in. Those having trouble registering can contact the office of Goa Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Porvorim before September 15 this year.
The circular also states that the completion of the D El Ed will not confer upon the teachers a right to claim for regularisation.
This article was first published on Times of India on 9th Sept 2017