The 64th Meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) was held under the Chairmanship of Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar.
The House deliberated on several aspects of different level of education and how efforts can be made to improve educational levels of the students.
The Education Ministers of the States, CABE Members actively participated in the discussions.
The report of the CABE Sub – Committee on Measures and suggestions to improve the infrastructure of Government schools was presented by Education Minister of Punjab and Chairman of the Sub-Committee Daljit Singh Cheema.
The report of CABE Sub-Committee on Status of “No Detention Provision” under RTE Act, 2009 was presented by Prof. Vasudev Devnani, Education Minister of Rajasthan.
A number of decisions were taken at the meeting, in part flowing from the agenda, and in part stemming from concerns raised by the State Governments and experts. The following resolutions were adopted:-
1. a) Right to Education was discussed with specific reference to untrained teachers and No Detention Policy. It was an issue of concern that learning outcomes are deteriorating. Therefore:
(i) It was agreed that learning outcomes should be codified and be made a part of rules of RTE.
(ii) It was also agreed that there has to be accountability of all stakeholders for improving learning outcomes.
(iii) It was further agreed that Central Government may bring in suitable amendment which will give States freedom to review “No Detention Policy.”
(iv) The task of completing the training of untrained teachers should vbe completed within the next 5 years.
2. b) It was decided to constitute a Sub-Committee of the CABE, under the Chairmanship of Kadiyam Srihari, Deputy CM and Education Minister of Telangana to look into the issues of girl’s education.