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AIPSC Demands for Improvement in Quality of Science Teaching

The state of science education in colleges and schools ought to be a matter of serious concern for all of us. The school system, especially government ‐ run schools, forms the base of the education pyramid. It must be strengthened on a war footing to meet the rising demand for a strong set of foundation skills upon which further learning may be built.

The Government shall address the acute shortage of good-quality teachers in a mission mode to meet the gigantic needs at the school, college and university levels with necessary funding.

The Government SHALL make teacher training and re-training on a regular basis mandatory. Faculty should be periodically exposed to advances in their fields of expertise and interest as well as in educational methodologies through interaction with experts, industry, workshops and partnerships. This way schools and colleges can increase their exposure to the advances in the field of science, education technology, methodology and pedagogy.

The Government SHALL modernise laboratories in all schools, colleges and universities, thus offering students the space and opportunity for hands‐on learning through experimentation. To encourage undergraduate research in colleges, teachers and students should be given access to well‐equipped research laboratories either in their own college or through a shared platform with other educational institutions.