Bangalore: Karnataka Government on Thursday told the state assembly that it has decided to recruit only those who are graduates and also holding Bachelor of Education degree to teach students from sixth standard with a view to improving the quality of education.

The government is already conducting orientation courses to in-service teachers to improve their teaching skills with the assistance from Knowledge Commission and Wipro Foundation, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri said replying to a debate on implementation of Right to Education Act in the assembly.

He said this year about 54,000 children have secured admission into various private schools under RTE as against the target of about one lakh children.

However, during the next year, the target set under RTE would be met with without fail, he said.

Kageri said the government will introduce new syllabus from first standard to tenth standard next year.

(Agencies)

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