Silchar, Jan 11: All India Democratic Students’ Organization (AIDSO), Cachar district committee, in a memorandum to Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of Education and Health, here on Tuesday pressed for appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff against the vacant posts which have seriously affected the academic activities.
With factual details, the memorandum at the same time demanded early distribution of text books to the students of various institutions as the scholastic session has already begun.
With specific date, it has been pointed out that there are a number of vacant posts in Narsing Higher Secondary School (22), Adhar Chand Higher Secondary School (18), Government Boy’s Multipurpose and Higher Secondary School (26 teaching and 13 non-teaching), Government Girl’s Multipurpose and Higher Secondary School (24 teaching and 6 non-teaching), DNNK Higher Secondary School (12), Chotelal Seth Institute (10), all located in this town, Nenamia Higher Secondary School, Banskandi (26), Zilkadar Ali Multipurpose and Higher English School, Arunachal (18), Swarna Laxmi Higher Secondary School, Narsingpur (12), and Moinul Hoque Choudhury Higher Secondary School, Sonabarighat (21).
Swagata Bhattacharjee, president, and Gour Chandra Das, secretary, AIDSO, who signed the memorandum, have mentioned most of the LP and ME schools of Cachar have single teacher while high and higher secondary schools and colleges do not have sufficient number of teachers. This is a gloomy picture of the educational institutions. During the last Congress regime, there have been only talks and promises to improve the infrastructure and modernize them. But in reality, there has been no concrete action. The present government has to bear the legacy and now the expectations of educationists and guardians have risen high.
The memorandum also refers to the supply of text books in Bengali medium only for mathematics for class IX and X and science for class X in the district. Text books on other subjects are yet to reach the students. Also, the number of books supplied is not sufficient to cater to the total enrollment. Subject wise, the figures are cited. The number of books required in mathematics for class IX is 7878 against the requirement of 22852, for class X, the requirement is for 19173 where as the actual supply is 12011.
For science of class X, number of books required is 19608, but in reality only 12011 number of books has been received. It has been therefore impressed that the students should get the text books as early as possible to avoid any hindrance in the path of their academic pursuit. The memorandum has been submitted just to focus on the magnitude of the problem with the examples of only a handful of institutions. The number of educational institutions is much higher to bring out the real scenario.