Wednesday, December 7, 2022

AKM backs TKM’s demand for adequate teachers

Ao Students’ Conference (AKM) has expressed support to the Tzurangkong Kaketshir Mungdang (TKM) demand for immediate deployment of adequate teachers.
Demanding deployment of appropriate number of teachers in government schools under their range, the TKM under Mangkolemba sub-division, Mokokchung on October 25 closed down all the schools and Educational Block Resource Centre (EBRC) for an indefinite period or until their demands were met.
In a press release, AKM president Nungdokyanger Ao and general secretary Nekmi Longkumer also urged the state government to look into the ‘rationalization’ policy rationally and professionally “without entertaining any political actors and vested interests”.
It stated that recent rationalization of teachers has “created a rather obnoxious environment” especially for the students. Ao Students’ Conference said that whatever claims and justifications the government may make, it was “clearly evident” that the government conducted the rationalization exercise “without proper consultation, verification and scrutiny.”
Apex Ao student body maintained that “inappropriate and/or disproportionate” posting of teachers in schools was deeply affecting the students.
It said some schools have excess teachers while many schools were running the academic session without adequate (Subject) teachers. AKM also said that some s
chools have hired private teachers sponsored by the community.
It stated that acute shortage of teachers in many government schools across the State was “clearly an irrefutable truth”, which the government was “not willing to face.”
AKM stated that the government “slyly assented” to the demands of TKM by issuing redeployment order dated October 26, 2022, wherein a certain teacher has been deployed to two different schools at once.
“Such is the incongruity of the people manning the department of School Education in Nagaland,” AKM stated.

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