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Concern over teachers’ jobs

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, July 23: 4th Teachers Committee led by Meghalaya SSA School Association (MSSASA) has decided to demand the state government to include all the 1521 teachers in Lower Primary schools.
The decision was taken ain a meeting of 4th Teachers held on Saturday in the city. The teachers will also submit a memorandum to Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, after collecting the mes of all the teachers for 13 Sub Divisiol School Education Office (SDSEO) of the state.
Speaking to reporters H.M Marbaniang, Chairman of 4th Teachers Committee, said, “The jobs of 4th Teachers are in danger if they are stuck in Upper Primary SSA School because nothing will materialize as per the Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) which has been mentioned in the RTE Act, 2009.”
Stating that as per the Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) in the RTE Act 2009 it clearly states that one teacher for 40 students in Upper Primary School (UPS), he said, “However in some schools the enrolment of students is very less.”
During the meeting the 4th Teachers further expressed their displeasure on the differences of salary among the teachers.
It may be noted that recently, the government has agreed to enhance 100 percent salary of 4th teachers, from Rs.6000 to Rs. 12,000.

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