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Just passing marks enough to TEACH

PROLOGUE : A report appeared in The Times of India reveals the standard of education in the country. The Uttar Pradesh, being led by Mayavati, displays some special initiatives, but not for healthy reasons.
On May 5, over 6.92 lakh students will appear for a joint entrance examination (JEE) for admission to about 1 lakh seats of the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programme available in the state's 730 teacher training colleges. The eligibility condition for this hugely popular course has been fixed by the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) as a graduate degree with at least 50% marks. But acting under orders from the state government, the eligibility has been reduced to 45% in UP. 
EPILOGUE : The report further says : Professor Akhilesh Choubey of Lucknow University, who is in charge of conducting the exam, told TOI, "We are acting as per a directive received from the state government to fix the minimum eligibility at 45%."

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