Ummid Assistant

Jamia Millia launches courses on China, Afghanistan

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Education & Career

British kids will get failed teachers

Saturday December 17, 2011 05:30:51 PM, IANS

Related Articles

Britons turn to sex to pay for education

Rising tuition fees have forced British students into the sex industry. The National Union of Students said students were taking on the "dangerous" work to cope with the cost of going to university, with fees going up to 9,000 pounds from 2012, the Daily Telegraph  

School with Indian kids named Britain's best

London: Hundreds of new schoolteachers in Britain are going to teach pupils in their classrooms despite having struggled themselves up to 39 attempts to clear even basic literacy and numeracy tests.

Trainee teachers are required to pass the online tests to qualify for their chosen profession. But many of them are joining schools despite having repeatedly failed straightforward online tests of their basic skills, the Daily Mail reported.

Eight percent of the candidates needed to take three or more re-sits before they passed the literacy test, a number that increases to 10 percent for the numeracy test. According to figures released by the department Of education, some teachers took more than 10 attempts before finally passing.

One teacher sat the literacy test a total of 36 times before finally passing, while another candidate had 39 attempts at the numeracy test, it has been revealed.

The tests, taken on a computer at a registered teacher training centre, are designed to ensure all teachers have the basic skills required to carry out their duties, such as working out class grades or writing report letters.

As per this year's figures, a total of 6,740 teachers needed to re-sit the literacy exam and 6,440 had to have a second go at the numeracy test. Of these, 760 required five or more attempts at the literacy paper, with 40 logging 10 or more attempts to pass.

In the numeracy test, 1,290 teachers made five or more attempts to pass the computer test, with 160 taking up the exam 10 times or more.

The literacy test checks applicants on their punctuation, grammar, comprehension and spelling on words such as 'available', 'immediately', 'receipt', 'argumentative' and 'accommodates'.



 




 


 

 

 

Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

i

 

 

 

Top Stories

Working on Lokpal bill, Anna should be patient: Government

The government Friday said it will bring a strong Lokpal bill to parliament next week and asked Anna Hazare to have patience before he starts his indefinite fast Dec 27. 

Lokpal bill could create a 'Gaddafi': Thackeray

Government plans Lokpal bill in winter session; Anna threatens agitation

 

  Most Read

Rent Wakf property at market rates: Parliamentary panel

A parliamentary panel Friday recommended amendments in the Wakf board bill to stop any sale, mortgage or transfer of Wakf properties across the country, and sought renting them out at market rates. In its report submitted  

2G case: Swamy deposes against Chidambaram

Appearing before a special CBI court here Saturday, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy deposed against Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to prove his alleged complicity in the 2G spectrum scam. Swamy told Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special Judge O.P. Saini: "The  

 

  News Pick

Apex court declines order on national medical entrance test

The Supreme Court Friday declined to pass an order on the central government's plea seeking amendment of the Medical Council of India's December 2010 notification to hold a National Eligibility-cum  

Tamil Nadu's Noorul Islam University to launch satellite

Tamil Nadu's Noorul Islam University (NIU) will soon be rigging up its own satellite and launching it too with government help, a university official said Friday. The Rs.100-crore satellite will be used for agricultural applications and  

Arrest warrant against Mukesh Ambani by Kerala consumer court

The Thrissur consumer court Friday issued an arrest warrant against Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani for failing to adhere to its earlier ruling on a complaint by a customer  

 

Picture of the Day

Jamia Vice- Chancellor Najeeb Jung confer the degree of "Doctor of Letters"( Honoris Causa) on Prof. Amartya Sen at a special convocation, in New Delhi on Friday.

(Photo: IANS)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Religion

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Culture

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

     

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.