Representative Image: Students from a Government Primary School seen in their classroom in a village under Tuensang district. The Chief Minister recently informed the Assembly that Out of a total of 246 Government High Schools (GHS) in Nagaland, 38 are currently running without a headmaster/headmistress (HM) (Morung File Photo by Imojen Jamir)
Kohima | February 22
Out of a total of 246 Government High Schools (GHS) in Nagaland, 38 are currently running without a headmaster/headmistress (HM) while 32 are without both HM and assistant HM.
This startling revelation was made by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in the State Assembly on Friday against the backdrop of an alarmingly poor performance by government schools in the annual board examinations. The Chief Minister was replying to a starred question raised by opposition MLA Yitachu. He informed that rationalization of HM and AHM for those schools is ‘under process’.
In reply to a supplementary question in the House as to how the Department of School Education is managing the schools in question without proper administrative heads and when HM and AHM would be posted in those schools, Minister for Higher Education and Technical Education Temjen Imna Along said teachers in-charge were managing the affairs of the schools with proper communication with the department.
He also explained that the full strength of HM and AHM could not be filled due to pending court cases mostly relating to seniority disputes – between HM and AHM, and also among graduate teachers. The minister while assuring that the rationalization process will be pursued to completion as soon as possible, there were some constraints due to pending court cases and the department was taking steps in reference to those cases.