Special Correspondent

Higher education teachers should enhance their dedication

SIVAGANGA: Vice-Chancellor of Alagappa University P. Ramasamy said that the dedication of teachers at higher education level was low when compared to primary and secondary levels.

Inaugurating a workshop on “Reflection and assessment supporting in-service and pre-service teachers in B.Ed. programme” organised by the Alagappa School of Education in collaboration with the India Education Foundation, Chennai, at Karaikudi recently, he said that it was the quality of teaching delivered in the classrooms decided the development of nation. The commitment of the teachers at primary and secondary levels was appreciable whereas at the higher education level the dedication was low and hence the respect they receive from their students was also low. A good teacher was really an inspiring person.

“Teachers develop good citizens and not just students. Teachers, therefore play key role in national development”.

P. Prema, Chairperson, Alagappa School of Education, in her presidential address, stated that though they join teaching profession without any interest they transform into excellent teachers because they were the only professionals who meet healthy happy normal human beings.

S. Vasudevan, Academic Coordinator, United States – India Education Foundation, Chennai, while offering felicitations explained the various collaborative schemes and training programmes for teachers.

CR. Vasantha, Principal, Alagappa University College of Education, Bernadette Anand, Fulbright Scholar, Bank Street, College of Education, New York, J. Sujatha Malini, lecturer, Alagappa University College of Education and others took part.