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ost for senior teachers vacant in 205 govt schools

346 post for senior teachers vacant in 205 govt schools

TNN Sep 16, 2012, 01.51AM IST

AJMER: The claims of quality secondary education in government schools have fallen flat in rural regions where lab assistants are teaching science and mathematics to class XII and X students. Students preparing for board exams are at the receiving end as 346 posts of senior teachers are lying vacant in 205 government senior and secondary schools of rural district.
Fed up with the assurances given by education department, more than a dozen villages have warned the department of completely locking the school if teachers are not there in the next one week. Villagers are sending memorandum to the department warning that if they do not have teachers then it is better to close down these schools.

Sixty-four senior schools in villages have no principals and 46 secondary schools have no headmasters. Even 79 posts for mathematics lecturers, 43 for science and 54 for English are lying vacant in the schools. More than 80 teachers are required to teach the middle classes.
Students going to schools in the remote village of Sursura have to sit idle throughout the day. "We have new NCERT syllabus but there are no tuitions available here where we could go," said a class X student.
Students are asked to just memorise the chapters in English without understanding anything. "As there is no guidebook in English and since the books are new for us, we ask them to just memorise them," said a senior teacher of a government school.
The board result of the district deteriorated this year and it is expected to become worse in the next session. "We have a lot on hand like scholarship distribution, computer training and implementation of various government policies, then how do we get time for teaching," said a senior teacher of a government school. The principals of these schools are busy in the construction work of the building and hence cannot keep an eye on the quality of education. "If there is 100 rupees less in the account of construction then I have to pay from my pocket," said a principal of Pisanghan block.
When villagers show their anger and demanded teachers to teach their children in school, education department shift a teacher from nearby school temporarily to cool down the demanders, "Why should I send my daughter for higher studies t fight in school and return back empty hand" said Mool Singh Rawat of JAwaja. He claimed that there is only two teachers on secondary school to teach 443 students, "No English, Science or mathamtics only to read books."
The department accepted its shortcomings and assured the people of improving the situation. "Whenever there is a demand we shift a teacher from a nearby school but now the villagers are not allowing the teacher to return. Problems about shortage of teachers are increasing but we are somehow managing," said Manju Dadich, district education officer of secondary setup.

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