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DIETs to be set up in six more Odisha districts

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Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Oct 30:

The School and Mass Education department of Odisha government has decided to convert six district resource centres (DRCs) into District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET) to provide quality training to teachers in the area.

Debi Prasad Mishra
Debi Prasad Mishra

The decision was taken on the basis of the recommendations of the Teacher Educational Research Appraisal Board.

The DIETs would be set up in the districts of Nuapada, Boudh, Sonepur, Malkangiri, Jharsuguda and Deogarh, said Mass School and Education minister Devi Prasad Mishra.

The decision to set up DIETs would provide training facilities to an additional 50 teachers in each of these six districts, sources in the department said.

Prior to this, there were 24 DIETs in the state.

About 3,000 teachers would avail training facilities from the DIETs every year, said Mishra.