India’s government has launched a programme to train up to 200,000 students to become humane education inspectors.
The initiative is aimed at providing them with the skills needed to perform humane education duties in schools, hospitals, police stations, colleges and even as part of the public.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to provide an average of 60,000 certificate holders each year.
The certificates will be given to the students to mark their first year of learning and will be valid for two years, with an option for a further two years.
The students will be issued a certificate, which will be stamped with the government seal.
A group of students at the Government College of Education, Gwalior in India, will take the training course in September.
Students from the government-run college, which has more than 3,500 students, will receive a certificate as early as October.
The training will be conducted by a group of certified inspectors, who will visit schools and hospitals and perform tasks such as keeping the children in the classroom, cleaning up spilled food, keeping the animals well fed and ensuring safety of the animals.
It is hoped that by having trained inspectors in schools and nursing homes, the country will start a trend towards better standards of care in the country’s schools and nurseries.