In a meeting with the Central Advisory Board of Education and Prakash Javadekar, Manish Sisodia forced the MHRD to modify the name Human Resource Ministry into Ministry of Education. On Tuesday, In a meeting with the Central Advisory Board of Education, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia has appealed the HRD (Human Resource Development) to change the HRD Ministry name into Ministry of Education. The conference was accompanied by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Manish Sisodia said It is unhappy that there is no Union Education Ministry in our country. We running have a HRD ministry. The name of HRD ministry should be modified to Education Ministry as the HRD is just a piece of it.
In the meeting, Sisodia desired for the complete scrapping of no retention policy and also proposed for the extension of RTE Act for children who did not fall into the bracket of six to fourteen years. Under the Article 21 A and the RTE Act which came into effect on 1 April 2010 uphold free and compulsory education as fundamental rights to all who fall into the age bracket of six to fourteen years. Sisodia proposed to entirely scrap the no detention policy as it promotes students up to class eight even when the students did not get the regular passing grades in the final examination. Manish Sisodia also developed its proposal by asking the attendees at the Central Advisory Board of Education meeting to put more emphasis on early childhood learning and recommended for setting up of a world class university for the teachers exercise program.
No child to be displeased till Class 5
The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) today has decided that no child will be annoyed till Class 5. Also, the states will have freedom to decide if they want to hold back students beyond Class 5. CABE has also proposed the learning outcomes to be codified under rules of the RTE Act. Also, the RTE Act should be amended to extend a deadline to teacher training till 2020. The last period proposed is expired in 2015.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has said Class ten Board examination issue needs to be fixed within by CBSE. The matter was not discussed at Central Advisory Board of Education meeting today. Besides Javadekar, education ministers of the states were present in the meeting which was held to address various issues including development of learning outcomes, rationalization of posting of teachers in rural areas, joyful learning, and co-location of a gun wadis near primary schools.
CABE is considered the most important educational advisory body of the government. The improving infrastructure of public schools, enhancing skill and technical education, the extension of RTE to pre-school and secondary education are the other problems on the list of the CABE meeting which will be attended by top government functionaries.