Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a training course after schooling for all those candidates who wish to pursue a career in teaching and asserted that the nation should prepare itself to export top-class teachers across the world.
While expressing his notion on the education polity to hit the root cause of social evils such as the scarcity of hygiene and female foeticide, Modi said that India has a big responsibility towards the world in the 21st century, which is being termed as the century of knowledge.
The PM was addressing at a function held at Benaras Hindu University where he set up the foundation stone for an inter-university centre for teacher’s education and he started a Rs 900-crore scheme “Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching to whom the Modi government posthumously award the Bharat Ratna.
Modi said India should grab the opportunity provided by the world to get qualified and efficient teachers in a large number. Introducing a full five-year course for educators, he said this course will train the aspirants after class XII.