Lucknow: The state government has decided to felicitate teachers at district level to recognise the exemplary work done by them during the coronavirus pandemic. The government had to skip the teachers’ day felicitation last year due to the pandemic.
Issuing guidelines to officials, the government on Friday said in every district, 75 teachers each from the three education departments – basic, secondary and higher – will be felicitated.
As per the directives, teachers will be selected on the ground that they and the institution they belong to hold a good name in the district and that they have helped raise the academic standards of their school in previous years.
An important criterion for selection of teachers is their contribution to online teaching during pandemic. Also, the teacher should have contributed immensely in increasing enrolment and strengthening of infrastructure through community participation. The teacher should have made use of information and communication technology during teaching-learning.
As per the government order, recognition of teachers in basic education should be done in a way that it has adequate representation from private schools, in secondary education. While 50% of teachers from government secondary schools will be honoured, 50% will be selected from private institutions.
In higher education, a teacher’s contribution in implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, restructuring of syllabus, organising webinars on NEP, uploading of e-content on the UP higher education digital library and bringing innovation in teaching-learning will be the key areas for selection.
A committee with two representatives from the university, regional higher education officer/senior principal of a government degree college, and a DM-nominated member will choose the teachers who will be felicitated. The event will be held at university/college auditoriums.
The felicitation ceremony for all education departments will be attended by government representatives, like district magistrates, as chief guest. Both basic and secondary education department will also felicitate 73 and 17 teachers, respectively, for 2020.