Quality teachers and quality teaching are the single most important determinant of a good science education

Quality teachers and quality teaching are the single most important determinant of a good science education. The success of our students in science education and the progress of the nation will depend on quality science teaching which ensures the development of the innate capacities of all students. Quality teaching builds a strong foundation in basic sciences and lead also to the acquisition of better research skills. The country needs to attract, train and retain a new breed of teachers with skills required in nurturing scientific inquiry and understanding and developing innovative capacity in the youth. Such teachers must be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, dedicated, must be creative, and reflect on their teaching and students outcomes and must be ready to utilize community resources and new technologies in their work.