Re-focus to improve teaching quality in govt. schools: Imkong
Kohima, September 18: Even as 43 untrained teachers have been appointed during the last six months of reign, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday said that the appointment of teachers under the School Education Department is on a mess.
Replying to supplementary queries raised by Opposition MLA, Yitachu in the Assembly, Rio said the NDPP-led PDA government has appointed 43 untrained teachers, out of which 39 were done on compassionate ground and four as adhoc teachers.
He said that the proposal to appoint them was made in October 2017 while Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department had also approved the same.
Nonetheless, Rio while expressing that appointment of teachers under the Education Department has been on a mess, affirmed that the government is working to sort out the problem.
He assured the House that a total of 249 primary teachers and 66 graduate teachers have accumulated under State creation, which would be filled through Department Selection Board of the School Education Department.
NPF MLA Imkong L Imchen while lamenting the poor performance of government schools as compared to private schools, said government school teachers get much higher salaries while the work load is very less than the teachers of private school. He therefore questioned as to what makes the government teachers to fail in such a manner.
Pointing that every year Teachers Day is celebrated with felicitating the teachers but if the real performance is to be seen government teachers send their children to private schools.
Government school teachers are more expert in staging agitations than in educating the students, he said while maintaining that improving the performance of government schools needs to be the concern of everyone.
He drew the attention of the government towards giving refocus to bring the government teachers to senses to improve the teaching quality in the government schools.
Acknowledging the suggestion of the Opposition members, Chief Minister Rio said, private schools excel and come in merit as compared to the government schools.
Teaching profession is honourable and therefore the result should also be commensurate, he said the new government has just taken over but it will try best to improve the performance of the government schools and teachers.
In this, Rio also appealed all the legislators to join hands and make efforts to wipe out all forms of proxy, ghost teachers and those teachers not staying in their place of posting. (Page News Service)