Friday, March 24, 2023

PSC appeals state govt todo away with proxy teachers


Phom Students’ Conference (PSC) on Thursday, appealed to the minister of School Education and SCERT, to come up with corrective measures to stop proxy teaching in the state at the earliest.
Taking note of the performance of government schools in the HSLC and HSSLC examinations, PSC conducted its first phase of Education Tour on the theme “inclusive, equitable and quality education” from August 8-13 under Phom area “Education Vision 2030”, wherein, it found that the number of proxy teachers were “more than the actual teachers in Longleng district.”
In a press release, PSC education secretary L. Shahchong and information & publicity secretary K. Lenangh Angh claimed that there were teachers who were running businesses or other “politically appointed jobs” in Longleng while the students were neglected.
It also claimed that cases were reported where proxy teachers would stand right under the noses of school inspectors, however, no action was taken.
Apart from proxies, PSC said many schools under Longleng district were facing shortage of Mathematics, Science, English, Hindi and Nagaland Heritage teachers.
The district is facing acute shortage of teachers due to retirement and transfer with post without any notice and there is no replacement, PSC stated.
Pointing out that the department should look into the matter and revoke transfer of teachers immediately, PSC said Longleng had opportunities to overcome challenges and to make the education system better.
It also expressed shock to learn that textbooks and uniforms were being distributed in the middle of the academic session.
PSC has warned any teacher found absent for more than one month or keeping proxy teachers would be liable for termination with effect from the date of appointment.
It also warned illegal practices of proxy teaching under Longleng district will be reported to the higher authority for necessary action.
While revealing that the district education office has been running without DEO and SDEO for more than five months, prior to their retirement from the post, PSC demanded the Department of School Education (DoSE) to post DEO and SDEO in the district at the earliest.

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