Nearly 50% Of Teachers In Rural Areas Did Not Get Any Training: Survey

The findings come amid the coronavirus outbreak, which led to an increase in demand for digital learning and education.

India   |   29 Oct 2020 10:00 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-10-29T17:50:38+05:30
Writer : Navya Singh | Editor : Prateek Gautam | Creatives : Rajath
Nearly 50% Of Teachers In Rural Areas Did Not Get Any Training: Survey

Nearly 50% of teachers surveyed in the rural areas did not get any form of training and 68.8% received perfunctory training based on brief instructions, according to the findings of the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2020 (Rural) Wave 1.

The findings come amid the coronavirus outbreak, which led to an increase in demand for digital learning and education.

Of the 68.8% who received training, 32.2% had comparatively elaborate online or physical sessions, 7.5% completed an online course and 4.4% had undergone some initiation into teaching.

Data revealed that at 50.6%, teachers who taught Grades III-V were the best trained. Most teachers had phone numbers of at least 50% of their students.

The latest findings also found that there has been a "small shift" in the enrolment pattern of students from private schools to government-run institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"As compared to data from ASER 2018, data from ASER 2020 (September) show a small shift in enrolment from private to government schools, across all grades and among both girls and boys. The proportion of boys enrolled in government schools rose from 62.8% in 2018 to 66.4% in 2020. Similarly, the proportion of girls enrolled in government schools rose from 70% to 73% during the same period," the report said.

The survey covered 118,838 households, where parents of children aged between five and 16 years were contacted. Altogether, 8,963 teachers' responses were recorded in the survey.

Also Read: Himachal HC Declines Bail To Man Who Shared Wife's Nude Images On Social Media

Suggest a correction

    Help Us Correct

    To err is human, to help correct is humane
    Identified a factual or typographical error in this story? Kindly use this form to alert our editors
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Form Submitted Successfully
    Error in submitting form. Try again later

Contributors

Navya Singh

Navya Singh

Trending News Editor

Navya writes and speaks about matters that often do not come out or doesn’t see daylight. Defense and economy of the country is of special interest to her and a lot of her content revolves around that.

Prateek Gautam

Prateek Gautam

Digital Editor

A free soul who believes that journalism, apart from politics, should stand for social cause and the environment.

Rajath

Rajath

contributor

Next Story