Nurture inquisitive nature in students, urges Javadekar

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Stressing the importance of innovation in teaching techniques, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday urged teachers to nurture inquisitive spirit of students.

“Curiosity is the ground for every innovation which helps in effective administration,” he said,urging teachers not to kill inquisitive spirit of the students.

Presenting National Awards for innovation in educational administration, Javadekar said teachers need to educate their students in an interesting manner.

“Engaging education, interesting education and a system where student can also participate and discuss is necessary. Education officers will have to work for this as they are one of the links of achieving our target of providing quality education to all,” he said.

Emphasising the need of enhancing leadership qualities in teachers and head masters for reforming the education system, he said the government was working to create a separate cadre of head masters.

Javadekar also announced organising of “innovation conventions” in future at regional as well as at national level where teachers, parents, NGOs, the departments concerned and related stakeholders involved in innovation will be participating.

Giving away awards to district and block level education officers for innovative ideas at improving the educational administrative system, the minister said education officers at the field-level were an important link between system-level administration and institutional-level management of education.

The awards were part of a three-day national conference organised by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA).