Meghalaya Education Dept set to appoint over 1000 teachers in LP and UP schools
Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said that the Education Department is in the process of appointing over 1000 teachers, assistant teachers in LP schools and government UP schools in the state.
He said that there have been many vacancies in LP and UP schools and teachers were appointed on contract basis for 1 to 7 years.
“To streamline the education department, we want that permanent appointment should be done. We have initiated this process two years back and culminated this year,” he said.
He added that the process of appointment has been an ongoing process for the last one year and there will be some more appointments by next week or this week.
It may be mentioned that the state government has also decided that for schools having 6 teachers and 2 to 3 vacancies, such posts will be transferred to those schools which need teachers.
“Appointment and rationalization of teachers in schools are going on simultaneously depending on enrolment of students,” Rymbui said.
Rymbui pointed to the three pillars namely trained teachers, improved infrastructure and updating syllabus or curriculum to improve the education system.
“We are proceeding in all the three aspects but we hope we could achieve in due course of time. So this is the first instance but the village authorities should have a sense of ownership on schools and to see that teachers who have been appointed should attend class and if anyone does not attend class, they should report to the concern authority so that action taken immediately,” he said.
Sending a stern message to erring teachers who are irregular in their attendance, the Education Minister said that the Education Department is not an employment agency and teachers are employed to teach.
As for holding the MTET examinations, Rymbui said that the notification has been brought out by the Directorate of Education, Research and Training, the date of filling the form is July and the exam will be tentatively held in August this year.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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