Nepotism in institutes affecting education quality: Parrikar

Nepotism in institutes affecting education quality: Parrikar

Panaji, Jun 15 (PTI) Expressing concern over fall in quality of education, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today blamed nepotism prevalent in institutions for it. He said many colleges hire their family members or acquaintance as teachers, which hampers the quality. “If you see the educational institutes in Goa, there is a tradition to employ a person from our own family as a teacher. The result is , the quality of education is impacted,” Parrikar said at an event organised by state-run Economic Development Corporation here. He shared one of…

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Cuesta College improves quality of distance education

Cuesta College improves quality of distance education

Quality of distance education is the same as classroom courses –Cuesta College was recently notified that accreditation has been reaffirmed because of improvements in distance learning courses. In February 2015, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) reaffirmed Cuesta College’s accreditation for a six-year period, while recommending that the college ensure that distance education courses are the same quality as classroom courses. Cuesta submitted the requested follow-up report in October 2016. Cuesta College offers hundreds of distance education courses. Each semester, approximately 2,500 students enroll in online courses….

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‘Distance learning programme will guarantee quality teaching’

‘Distance learning programme will guarantee quality teaching’

The Director General of National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Professor Garba Dahuwa Azare, has said that distance learning programme for primary and secondary school teachers will guarantee quality teaching in Nigeria. Speaking at the institute’s headquarters in Kaduna, he said that lack of continuous training for primary and secondary school teachers has become a common challenge at the state level, saying no state can afford to release 1,000  teachers for a two year training at a go. According to him, the only way out of the challenge is to constantly retrain…

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‘Too few quality maths institutes’

‘Too few quality maths institutes’

KOLKATA: Schools have lost the competence to identify students talented in science and groom them. This is one of the reasons why fundamental research has not thrown up anything substantial in recent years in India, felt MS Raghunathan, head of the Centre for Mathematics, IIT-Mumbai. Speaking on the history of Indian mathematics at the Presidency University Global Education Summit on Tuesday, Raghunathan blamed the lack of good schoolteachers for the dearth of talented young scientists in the country. Only a lot more investment in school education can change the situation…

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28 institutes identified to provide quality education to SC/ OBC students

28 institutes identified to provide quality education to SC/ OBC students

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Social Justice has identified 28 coaching institutes across the country to provide good quality coaching to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates. The institutes were selected on basis of recommendations by states and UTs which furnished proposals of at least five coaching institutes with proven track records of success, said a senior ministry official. “The selection was done by a committee headed by Special Secretary, Social Justice Ministry after the guidelines of the Scheme of Free Coaching for SC and OBC Students…

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The art & science of quality course bulletins: a way to avoid the entice of the info unload

The art & science of quality course bulletins: a way to avoid the entice of the info unload

It’s the night earlier than a prime venture is due and also you sit down down to publish an declaration on your on line route. You want to remind your college students of the approaching due date, and oh sure, there’s a extremely good webinar provided with the aid of the career middle developing on Tuesday. That reminds you, there’s additionally that article approximately the records of Wikipedia which you need to percentage with them too. Come to think about it, now’s as right a time as any to discuss…

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RBI looking into improving quality of education loans: Rajan

RBI looking into improving quality of education loans: Rajan

Bengaluru: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan Friday said the central bank was looking into improving the quality of education loans despite high levels of defaults. Rajan, who delivered the Sri Vithal N Chandavarkar Memorial Lecture at the Indian Institute of Science campus here, responding to a question on education loans, mentioned how a defaulting on a motorcycle can result in its seizure but the same was not possible with education loans. Rajan while empathising with the students, illustrated the various problems and feedback loops associated with student loans and acknowledged…

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