ISRO to inter-connect 5,000 Assam middle schools

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Assam government is taking help of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and British Council to link its Middle English schools across the state and improving their education teaching skills.

The State Education Department has tied up with the ISRO for setting up an education centre in Guwahati linking about 5,000 Middle English schools to impart effective teaching skills. The steps are aimed at improving Science and English education skills in the school.

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Once the system is in place teachings at the Guwahati centre can be viewed in all schools by installing a terminal and television set.”

This will enable the teachers to improve their teaching methodology. It will also help us in overcoming the growing shortage of teachers in important subjects like mathematics and science at the primary school level by using the technology, the Minister said.

Sarma said an access control system would be put in place to ensure proper attendance of teachers under the Axom Sarba Siksha Abhijan.

“Fingerprints will be recorded when a teacher enters and exits a school. Those found short of a minimum of five hours of duty would be penalised by way of cuts in salary and other disciplinary action,” he said.

The state government has also an memorandum of understanding with the British Council to enhance the English spelling, reading and writing skills for primary teachers from Classes I to V.
Sarma said about 1,000 primary schoolteachers would be initially imparted training in English and they would later provide training to other school teachers.

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