Panaji: After the National Achievement Survey (NAS) report that Goan students performed poorly in subjects like mathematics and science, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that mathematics teachers will be given special training to improve them.
“Government is very serious about primary education. Only if primary education is provided well, its good results will be seen in future,” Sawant added on Saturday.
The Chief Minister virtually interacted with teachers, students and parents during the ‘Siksha Pe Sarcha’ program on Saturday.
Referring to a survey conducted by the NAS that Goan students performed poorly in mathematics, languages, social studies and science compared to the national average, Sawant said all efforts were being made to train teachers.
“Maths teachers will be given special training in future. We have brought together experts so that we can train maths teachers in all schools,” he added.
Apart from this, the government has decided to provide training to primary school teachers, English teachers and assistant teachers with a view to upgradation,” he said.
He also said that the government is focusing on the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
The first five years are very important for students between the ages of 3 and 8, so along with teachers, parents should also work for the progress of the students,” said the principal.
“We have given priority to language and mathematics. If students are taught properly at a young age it will help them in the future too,” Sawant added.
Months ago, the Chief Minister questioned the teachers’ fraternity as to why the quality of education in Goa was ranked below the national average in many subjects including mathematics and science.
“We are below the national average in maths and science. When this news came out, who was criticized? The blame is on the government and the education minister is on me. Am I going to teach the students? Go to school? Teach? We have given. Then why the low average? On our students. I am concerned,” Sawant said at the Goa Head Teachers Association function.
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