Minister for School Education and Parliamentary Affairs, Tokheho Yepthomi seen with others after unveiling the monolith of GHSS, Singrijan on December 7. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | December 7
Minister for School Education and Parliamentary Affairs, Tokheho Yepthomi said that the department was putting in all efforts to cleanse and revamp the system in the interest of public.
He said that after the detachment of 573 teachers from district offices and VIPs, the next step was to rationalize teacher-student ratio into 9:1 first within districts to be followed by state as a whole.
Speaking after unveiling a monolith marking the upgradation of Government High School, Singrijan to Higher Secondary at the school premises on Thursday, Tokheho said there were many schools in the state where the number of teachers far surpassed the enrolment of students and only few teachers compared to hundreds of students in some places. “The department is seriously working on this matter and will be corrected at the earliest,” he said and added that the new Service Rules of the Department would also be laid down in the Assembly soon.
The Minister informed that 532 teachers would be inducted out of which 213 would be for ENPO areas. He also said that 144 teachers of Maths and Science would be inducted by this year out of which 53 would be deployed in ENPO areas. It was informed that deployment of Primary Teachers would be on linguistic basis on the condition that the candidates fulfil all eligibility criteria.
Tokheho apprised the gathering about the Department’s policy to reserve 30% of Graduate Teachers’ retirement posts for Primary Teachers.
He also disclosed that the Department has already drawn Rs 3 crore for the purpose of providing classroom benches and office furniture for Dimapur district.
The Minister further said that eight schools in the state have been upgraded while seven have been downgraded for reflecting nil NBSE result for three consecutive years.
With upgradation of three High Schools, there of 45 Government Higher Secondary Schools in the state, Tokheho added.
The local MLA also appealed the village authorities not to deploy proxy teachers as the practice was silently spoiling future generation.
Addressing the gathering, DDEO Dimapur, R. Amongla Jamir informed that there were 291 primary schools and four higher secondary schools in Dimapur district.
During the programme, AHM GHSS Singrijan also read out a representation to the Minister soliciting his attention to the grievances of the school.
A host of GBs, party leaders and others also spoke at the function.