Abdul Kalam Motivates Teachers - The New Indian Express

Abdul Kalam Motivates Teachers

Published: 26th January 2014 09:47 AM

Last Updated: 26th January 2014 09:54 AM

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam said if trained teachers educate and motivate students in schools, absence of school infrastructure is immaterial.

Speaking at a special meeting of teachers organised by the School and Mass education (S & ME) Department here on Saturday, Kalam cited examples about the education system in Singapore and Finland.

He stated that the Governments there have prioritised primary education and are spending a lot of money on the primary school teachers. He administered an oath to the teachers at the end of his speech.

He asked them to encourage the students to develop a spirit of curiosity, to celebrate the success of the students and treat every student equally.

When asked by a teacher if internet based knowledge can replace teachers, he replied that nothing can. Only a teacher can radiate knowledge, which a machine can never, he said.

S&ME Department Secretary, Usha Padhee said that they will create digital video copies of Kalam’s speech and mail it to the teachers who could not attend the meet.

More than 200 teachers attended the meeting the Capital High School.

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