In order to provide assistance and training to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) teachers,the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and KVS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a national level programme.The MoU was signed in the presence of Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) D. Purandeswari.The MoU was signed by IGNOU Registrar U.S. Tolia and KVS Jt. Commissioner of Administration O.M. Prabhakaran.
According to reports, D. Purandeswari said that there is a need for continued professional development of teachers to meet the demand of quality in education. She appreciated the launch of the IGNOU-KVS training initiative. This programme is significant in the light of the Right of Education Act.
The target group for this training includes primary teachers, graduate teachers and post-graduate teachers. Under the present collaborative programme, the teachers of KVS would be required to undergo 6 months training including at least 15 days face to face programme with pre-training assessment and post training follow up, feed back cum assessment.
The training would focus on content upgradation of teachers. Teachers would relearn new and innovative classroom management techniques and strategies for improving quality of teaching.The duration of the programme will be six months.The training would be conducted in English and Hindi medium.The performance of the teachers will be evaluated and certificates upon completion of programme would be provided by IGNOU.