A new initiative has gotten the attention of media and public. The governments in various states have decided to invite the service of ex servicemen for help in government schools. Ex teachers have also included in this initiative for the offering the volunteer in government schools.
This proposal has come in discussion agenda, in the meeting that was recently held in ministry of human resource development in Delhi of education ministers of nine states. The circular issued by the ministry says that the service of ex service men and ex teachers can now be used for co scholastic activities.
The education ministers have agreed and this first pilot project will begin from the next academic session.
The circular also says that central government is working on a pilot project – under the project, volunteers would be involved in co scholastic activities and these teachers are not the replacement of actual teachers and teaching duty will not be asked from them. The circular also adds that the volunteers will be retires servicemen, ex teachers, professional, defense personal, home maker women, who will provide themselves as a volunteer force for the c scholastic activities in schools.
Co scholastic activities include life skills, health, arts, music, games, fine arts and other.
Overall in the world, the school education is divided into two main parts. One is cognitive and the other is psychomotor. Cognitive development is the actual leaning of subjects like mathematic, social science, science – that helps to provide children the basic knowledge.
The other are the activities that are not included in the subject type but necessary for grooming and personality aspect of children, that include fine arts, physical games, music and others. These are called the co scholastic activities.
This is one of the finest decisions, the government and human resource ministry has taken in the recent times. The ex service and ex teachers are the assets of a nation. They must be provided the opportunity to help the national as long as they can. The states that have not given the proposal, the required attention should consider this.
In every state and city, they are thousands of retired defense personal and other intellectual elite that has been retired but still want to do something. Due to government barrier, they could not have been included in the school staff even for free. With this initiative, the schools will get the required man power for the co scholastic activities. The government doesn’t have to hire physical trainers or music teachers, this will not only lower the financial pressure of education departments but situation could be improved on fast track basis.