DIBRUGARH, March 20: A section of corrupt and greedy officials and teachers of the Education department are responsible for failure of various government sponsored ambitious projects introduced in the country for spreading education, the Dibrugarh District Primary Teachers’ Association (DDPTA) has felt.
The DDPTA, in a press communiqué, further alleged that the Sarva Siksha Abhijan (SSA) scheme is also plagued by rampant corruption.
“A section of self-seeking officials of the education department have indulged in collecting huge amounts of money as bribes for transferring teachers from rural schools to urban centres in the last three years,” general secretary, DDPTA, Lohit Saikia alleged. He further said that academic atmosphere in the rural schools has suffered due to transfer of teachers from rural schools to urban centres one hand and mushrooming of private schools on the other.
The press communiqué further claimed that the ratio based transfer of teachers in rural areas under government sponsored SSA projects and implementation of Right to Education of 2011, had helped to bring back the academic environment in the rural schools to some extent, but ubated corruption by officials in the me of transfer has jeopardized the scheme. As a result, the DDPTA asserted, the rural schools would continue to suffer in future.
Referring to the recent arrest of one LDA of District Elementary Education Office here on charges of taking bribes, the DDPTA condemned such acts and demanded stern action against the arrested person as well as others who are involved in the crime.
The association has made a fervent appeal to all new teachers to be mentally prepared to work in any place of the state with devotion and help build a corruption-free education system in Assam.