The Education Department of Rajasthan has got a tremendous boost as around 50,000 B.Ed students have started their internships at government schools. Among the major cities, Alwar has got a total number of 8,000 interns followed by Jaipur with 5,000 interns.
It is the first time in the country that highest number of B.Ed students started an internship in government schools. Minister of Human Resource and Development Prakash Javadekar mentioned that the initiative would be adopted by other states too. Under this initiative, the B.Ed students will teach in government schools for four months, and they will be marked according to their performances. The initiative was introduced since the B.Ed course has been revised into a two-year course as against the previous one year course.
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Sunita Bhatt, one of the interns at a government school in Ajmer shared that it is a unique experience to teach students in government schools. However, the resources are limited in the schools, but the students are enthusiastic and have a strong determination of learning. The internship will help B.Ed students to meet challenges in school life ahead. So far, the initiative taken by the government has been successful, and most of the students are allowed to take an internship in their native place. These interns will teach primary classes.
Most of the teachers and officials of government are hailing the initiative taken the government. The internship scheme would help the government in saving crores of rupees. This initiative would help the government to maintain the student-teacher ratio as well.