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Tutors shine at Olympiad

Guwahati: The Centre for Teacher Accreditation (Centa) Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO) 2017, the third edition of the national competition that rewards, recognises and celebrates teachers, was conducted in 29 Indian cities, including Guwahati and Calcutta, on December 9, a press release said.

TPO is an objective multiple-choice test based on the Centa standards and brings rewards, national recognition and professional development opportunities for teachers.

Teachers from over 800 cities, towns and villages took the test.

Mitra S. Saha, principal of St Vivekananda English Academy in Guwahati, who participated in TPO 2017 along with her teachers, said, "Whether it is classroom management or subject expertise, the well thought out and researched questionnaire of Centa TPO provides a litmus test for in-service teachers. The performance at TPO can be used as a tool for qualitative assessment of the individual's skills."

With results due in January, participants look forward to prizes, including sponsored programme at Oxford University, sponsorship to attend the Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai, an opportunity to co-author a book on teaching perspectives, national recognition through profiling in The Hindu, tablets, Dell desktops and over 100 cash prizes.

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