Allahabad Court has given its order to stop the training process for Shiksha Mitras after hearing the petition against this training plan. What would be the future of this training plan now time will tell. There are some myths and truth associated to Shiksha Mitras who contributed in the field of Primary Education of UP State, these points are highlighted below :
- It is often stated that Shiksha Mitras are untrained, but the fact is that they go through 30 days training before joining as Shiksha Mitra.
- Besides this initial training, they also get training at their BRC centres twice or thrice in a year.
- Shiksha Mitras are working since 2001 , so now they are having ten years of Teaching experience.
- Though, they are imparting education, but unfortunately they received salary less than a labour of NAREGA.
- If a Shiksha Mitra with ten years of experience gets training, then how he or she would not be the best candidate to become teacher.
- Shiksha Mitras worked on Rs.1700 per month and imparted primary education in their villages and it has been found that they were able to increase the fall in of children in schools and thus made a great contribution in improving the education level in rural area.
- B.Ed Degree holders are trained teaching professionals, there is no doubt in that, but still there are number of such degree holders who are just having degree by hook or crook. Such elements only want government job, they have nothing to do with education. So Government should analyse both the aspect and do justice with them who are true teachers, either Shiksha Mitra or B.Ed Degree Holders.
- Above all the fact is that, there is scope of recruiting all B.Ed Degree holders as well as Shiksha Mitra because to implement Right to Education Act in State there is need of Teachers.