Virtual training for teachers through Guj channel

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 22 September 2018

“Why the government could not choose Sahyadri channel run by Maharashtra state?” he asked. “Now, the government should change the capital of Maharashtra and shift it to Gandhinagar and the state language to Gujarati,” Munde said. 

Mumbai: The State Education Department has directed all schools to get training for rescheduled syllabus of Std I and VIII through Vande Gujarat, a TV channel run by the Gujarat government. However, Education Minister Vinod Tawde clarified that the channel is providing the service free of cost.
 
The Education Department has updated its syllabus for Std I and VIII this year. The primary school teachers need training for teaching the updated and changed syllabus. Hence, the department has decided to train the teachers through the TV channel. To get the training, the schools have to set a frequency of the channel on their TV dish set. They can get the channel through the Jio App. If the network is not available on a particular day, the teachers can get it on the immediate second day of the scheduled day. Training days are scheduled till September 25 for different subjects. 

Reacting to the development, Dhananjay Munde, Leader of Opposition said the government is going to convert Maharashtra into Gujarat. 

“Why the government could not choose Sahyadri channel run by Maharashtra state?” he asked. “Now, the government should change the capital of Maharashtra and shift it to Gandhinagar and the state language to Gujarati,” Munde said. 

Tawde clarified that the decision was taken as channel is providing the service free of cost. “The training is virtual training and if we choose Sahyadri channel, the government have to pay lakhs of rupees for it. Instead, we chose Vande Gujarat channel. They are providing the virtual training without charging a single rupee,” he said.

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