Panel submits report to CM for revamping Kerala education sector

New Delhi, Jan 26: The Kerala government has been recommended by an expert panel for upgrading the professional qualification of teachers. It has also advised bringing the school education sector under a single directorate.

M A Khader is heading the committee, which has been assigned the task of observing the redesigning of the school education sector. It has handed over the report to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Qualifications of teachers to be upgraded

The panel said that the current Directorate of Public Instructions and Higher Secondary and Vocational Higher Secondary Directorates should work together in the direction of forming a single directorate for coordinating and controlling the affairs of the education sector. It further suggested that the teachers should be professionals and their qualification be upgraded in order to improve the standard of education.

Panel suggests forming a pre-schooling policy

A pre-schooling policy should be formed by the government and children from the age of three till they join schools should be provided the pre-schooling facility, the panel said.

Students between Class 5 and Class 12 should be given scientific training in arts and sports, an official statement further recommended.

Along with Khader, the other panelists- G Jyothichooda and C Ramakrishnan, Education Minister C Raveendranath and education department Secretary A Shajahan- were also present during the time of report submission to the Chief Minister.