West Bengal: Make changes in new bill, teachers request Education Minister

Several teachers including a former university vice-chancellor were badly beaten by police when they refused to call off their rally, said WBCUTA general secretary Shrutinath Prahara.

In picture, Teachers protesting in Kolkata against the new education bill

In picture, Teachers protesting in Kolkata against the new education bill

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After meeting education minister Partha Chatterjee in the state legislative assembly on Wednesday, a five-member team of various teachers’ organisations submitted a seven page deputation requesting to introduce changes in the new education bill that was passed recently.

However, several teachers’ organisations participated in a march to assembly that was stopped by police at Y-channel in Esplanade, and the teachers alleged police for using force.

Views of WBCUTA general secretary

Several teachers including a former university vice-chancellor were badly beaten by police when they refused to call off their rally, said WBCUTA general secretary Shrutinath Prahara.

“The police used force to stop us from marching towards Assembly. Later a five-member delegation was allowed to meet the education minister. We have requested him to look at our demands and make a few changes in the West Bengal Universities and Colleges (Administration and Regulation) Bill, 2017. He gave us a patient hearing and also condemned the act of the police,” Praharaj said, as reported by Indian Express

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West Bengal: Only 1.5 per cent of state population using government libraries, says Education Minister

The minister said the state government was making all efforts to turn people back towards books and libraries, besides trying to get the present generation hooked to reading.

Image credit: twoapplesaday

Image credit: twoapplesaday

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Only 1.5 per cent of West Bengal’s population uses the state’s 2,480 government libraries that boast a collection of over 1.80 crore books, said education minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury on Thursday.

The minister said the state government was making all efforts to turn people back towards books and libraries, besides trying to get the present generation hooked to reading.

More on the news:

  • Speaking at a press meet here, Chowdhury said from now on all state government libraries would have separate corners for women and children. “All libraries will have to be cleaned at least once a year,” he said
  • Stating that from January 2017, North Bengal would also have an advisory committee on libraries like South Bengal, Chowdhury said the state government has sent a proposal to the British Deputy High Commission so that the state could tie-up with the British Library for the purpose of teaching English to children and youths
  • “The proposal for Kolkata has already been accepted,” the minister said
  • Chowdhury said he has instructed that state government libraries should have books on agriculture, journals and magazines which provide information related to jobs, books on cooking and books for children
  • “Sixty five libraries in Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar have no toilets and 90 libraries have no drinking water facility. I have asked all DMs to take proper initiatives,” the minister added.
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West Bengal: Only 1.5 per cent of state population using government libraries, says Education Minister

The minister said the state government was making all efforts to turn people back towards books and libraries, besides trying to get the present generation hooked to reading.

Image credit: twoapplesaday

Image credit: twoapplesaday

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Only 1.5 per cent of West Bengal’s population uses the state’s 2,480 government libraries that boast a collection of over 1.80 crore books, said education minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury on Thursday.

The minister said the state government was making all efforts to turn people back towards books and libraries, besides trying to get the present generation hooked to reading.

More on the news:

  • Speaking at a press meet here, Chowdhury said from now on all state government libraries would have separate corners for women and children. “All libraries will have to be cleaned at least once a year,” he said
  • Stating that from January 2017, North Bengal would also have an advisory committee on libraries like South Bengal, Chowdhury said the state government has sent a proposal to the British Deputy High Commission so that the state could tie-up with the British Library for the purpose of teaching English to children and youths
  • “The proposal for Kolkata has already been accepted,” the minister said
  • Chowdhury said he has instructed that state government libraries should have books on agriculture, journals and magazines which provide information related to jobs, books on cooking and books for children
  • “Sixty five libraries in Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar have no toilets and 90 libraries have no drinking water facility. I have asked all DMs to take proper initiatives,” the minister added.
  • source”cnbc”

Need to give stress on character building education: West Bengal Governor

“If Bharat has to revive its former glory and become one of the first ranking nations, the way ahead is only through such an educational system which will train students to understand that the end of education is character,” says West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi.

In picture, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi (Image source: India TV)

In picture, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi (Image source: India TV)

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Emphasising the need for education to train students to understand that ‘the end of education is character’, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi said, “If Bharat has to revive its former glory and become one of the first ranking nations, the way ahead is only through such an educational system which will train students to understand that the end of education is character.”

On Thursday, the Governor inaugurated the 7th All India conference for Principals of Bhavan’s Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools – 2016.

Views of West Bengal Governor

  • “Educational leaders have to train the children for the vicissitudes of life. Train them that physical science is objective and can’t lead to absolute truth but spiritual science or Brahma Vidya can lead to absolute truth,” the Governor said
  • “If the spiritual mortality of Bharat is destroyed, the world will sink into utter ruin,” the Governor observed
  • Calling upon the principals of all Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Schools to enshrine the cultural, ethical and moral values in the minds of students in their schools, he said that “a good faculty is the backbone of an institution.”
  • “It is the work of the principals to guide the faculty to train the children who are the assets of the nation to serve their motherland,” he added.

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NCTE recruitment bill for teachers passed: West Bengal

Under the new norms, eligibility for applying for classes six to eight is graduation with 50 per cent marks, for classes nine to ten, it is graduation/PG with 50 per cent marks, and for classes 11 and 12, it is PG with 50 per cent marks.

recruitment

recruitment

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The West Bengal assembly on Thursday passed the recruitment of teachers under National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) norms in the primary, secondary and higher secondary standards.

Tabling the The West Bengal Schools (Control and Expenditure) (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the house, Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said a dozen cases had been filed in the Calcutta High Court against the government for not adhering to the NCTE norms while recruiting school teachers.

A total of 72,000 vacancies needed to be filled in teacher’s posts across the state, Chatterjee said adding, “This Bill had been tabled to safeguard the future of the applicants who had appeared for the tests and interviews.”

New changes in teacher recruitment process

Under the new norms, eligibility for applying for classes six to eight is graduation with 50 per cent marks, for classes nine to ten, it is graduation/PG with 50 per cent marks, and for classes 11 and 12, it is PG with 50 per cent marks.

He said that the government had written to NCTE about the nomenclature of class five, regarding whether it fell within the primary or upper-primary section.

The CPI (M) and Congress members opposed the Bill and sought a division of votes.

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NCTE,recruitment,bill,for,teachers,passed:,West,Bengal

“If Bharat has to revive its former glory and become one of the first ranking nations, the way ahead is only through such an educational system which will train students to understand that the end of education is character,” says West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi.

In picture, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi (Image source: India TV)

In picture, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi (Image source: India TV)

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Emphasising the need for education to train students to understand that ‘the end of education is character’, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi said, “If Bharat has to revive its former glory and become one of the first ranking nations, the way ahead is only through such an educational system which will train students to understand that the end of education is character.”

On Thursday, the Governor inaugurated the 7th All India conference for Principals of Bhavan’s Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools – 2016.

Views of West Bengal Governor

  • “Educational leaders have to train the children for the vicissitudes of life. Train them that physical science is objective and can’t lead to absolute truth but spiritual science or Brahma Vidya can lead to absolute truth,” the Governor said
  • “If the spiritual mortality of Bharat is destroyed, the world will sink into utter ruin,” the Governor observed
  • Calling upon the principals of all Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Schools to enshrine the cultural, ethical and moral values in the minds of students in their schools, he said that “a good faculty is the backbone of an institution.”
  • “It is the work of the principals to guide the faculty to train the children who are the assets of the nation to serve their motherland,” he added.
  • source”cnbc

NCTE recruitment bill for teachers passed: West Bengal

Under the new norms, eligibility for applying for classes six to eight is graduation with 50 per cent marks, for classes nine to ten, it is graduation/PG with 50 per cent marks, and for classes 11 and 12, it is PG with 50 per cent marks.

recruitment

recruitment

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  • Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system for all JEE (Mains) 2017 exam centres
  • Need to modernise educational facilities to improve results, says Telangana Deputy CM
  • New UGC norms restrain educational institutes from keeping original document of students
  • School timings changed in Noida, Ghaziabad, Lucknow due to heavy winter

The West Bengal assembly on Thursday passed the recruitment of teachers under National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) norms in the primary, secondary and higher secondary standards.

Tabling the The West Bengal Schools (Control and Expenditure) (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the house, Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said a dozen cases had been filed in the Calcutta High Court against the government for not adhering to the NCTE norms while recruiting school teachers.

A total of 72,000 vacancies needed to be filled in teacher’s posts across the state, Chatterjee said adding, “This Bill had been tabled to safeguard the future of the applicants who had appeared for the tests and interviews.”

New changes in teacher recruitment process

Under the new norms, eligibility for applying for classes six to eight is graduation with 50 per cent marks, for classes nine to ten, it is graduation/PG with 50 per cent marks, and for classes 11 and 12, it is PG with 50 per cent marks.

He said that the government had written to NCTE about the nomenclature of class five, regarding whether it fell within the primary or upper-primary section.

The CPI (M) and Congress members opposed the Bill and sought a division of votes

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Tidal’s Kanye West exclusive is good for Tidal and for music pirates

Tidal

Jay-Z’s streaming music service Tidal is on a winning streak this month thanks to exclusive releases from Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Kanye West. The iOS app shot to the top of the free app charts thanks to those high-profile artists, where it currently hovers in the No. 2 spot. But while Tidal is riding high, the company’s approach may have an unintended consequenece: the return of music piracy.

Kanye West released his long-awaited new album, The Life of Pablo, over the weekend after tons of hype and some bizarre tweetstorms. But West chose to release his album only on Tidal, and only to stream. Rihanna also went with Tidal to start for her latest albumAnti, but she made the album available to download from the service and also sold it oniTunes. Now it’s available everywhere. But Kanye is all in with Tidal, telling the world that he won’t even sell The Life of Pablo, and Tidal subscribers can’t download the song files, like they could with Rihanna’s album and the new Beyoncé song.

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It’s a strange business decision, given that Tidal equity is sliced among several artists, and the company is handing out free three-month trials like they’re going out of style. For an artist who claims he’s $53 million in personal debt, choosing not to sell a new record is, to be frank, bananas.

Streaming exclusives and the rise of piracy

Tidal is definitely benefitting from the exclusives. Before the Rihanna release in January, the iOS app was languishing at No. 147, so clearly its approach is working—at least on the surface. But Torrent Freak says the album has been torrented at least 500,000 times, which is much higher than the number of illegal downloads of the new Adele album. Adele chose to forego streaming services altogether and only sell her latest record, 25. That decision helped her break first week sales records and skyrocket to the top of the Billboard charts. Who knows how many albums West could have sold if he had gone the more traditional route? But, hey, it’s Kanye. Traditional isn’t exactly his thing.

Perhaps Tidal can parlay its exclusives to streaming domination, but after giving the service another try to stream The Life of Pablo, it’s clear the service still needs work to make its interface easier to navigate and more features to set it apart from Spotify andApple Music.

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