CHANDIGARH: Willing to help in the progress of city-based ? Here is your chance. The UT education department has once again invited applications from residents for teaching government school students on a voluntary basis. Applications have been invited from serving or retired bureaucrats, doctors, judicial officers, journalists, engineers, defence officers, advocates and other professionals interested in teaching students once a week.
Volunteers will have to teach for a maximum of an hour or take one lecture in a designated government school. Interested professionals have been asked to convey their subject or field of expertise, preferred government school, where they want to teach and suitable time of teaching.
The interested applicants have to write to the department by August 31. According to the notice, they can write to director, school education, Additional Deluxe Building, Sector 9, Chandigarh, either by post or on email dpi-chd.in.
It has been made clear that honorarium or allowance will not be paid. Also, teachers who are already rendering their services in various government schools need not apply again.
Stating that the city had many resource persons and they can share their knowledge with students, the education department had proposed this activity in 2016. During the Independence Day function of the education department in 2016 at Tagore Theatre, UT adviser Parimal Rai had asked parents, residents and officials to start taking classes in schools occasionally and become a part of the system to improve it.
There are more than 50 volunteer teachers who have been teaching in government schools at present. These include former MP Pawan Kumar Bansal and many retired Army officials. The department had on July 31 held a meeting with volunteer teachers to take their feedback.
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