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Myriad problems plague school education: ATA

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our correspondent
Itagar, July 18: Lack of effective education policy, insufficient funding for academic activities, infrastructure, non availability of textbooks and subject teachers are the main reasons cited for the disappointing results in examition conducted by the CBSE, according to Aruchal Teachers’ Association (ATA).
Taking serious note on the poor CBSE results across the State in 2016 and 2017, the ATA in a meeting on Monday opined that one can not only blame CCE and No Detention Policy for demeaning the education system in the State.
There were numerous shortcomings in the present education policy which require amendment, a member of ATA opined.
Apart from it, idequate funding for education was adding more woes to already wretched educatiol institutes, the meeting observed.
In addition, apathetic attitude towards the interests of major stakeholder of education system, such as lack of teachers’ quarters in almost all the educatiol institutes, delay in release of salaries, in conducting DPC for promotions and non fulfillment of welfare related issues are some of the prime factors, which are psychologically demoralizing for the teachers, thereby affecting the education system, the ATA said.
The ATA lamented the Department of Education’s failure to come out with tangible mechanism to mend the deplorable state of affairs of school education despite holding series of meetings and conventions.
“In the backdrop of poor CBSE results this year, the State government had announced to implement board examitions at elementary level, which is a welcome step. But, no guidelines and modalities for conducting board examition are supplied to the DDSEs till date and there is confusion in schools in conducting interl examitions as most of the schools are about to conduct FA – I (CCE),” ATA said, and appealed the government to carefully examine the matter.
Meanwhile, expressing its disappointment over non- fulfillment of the “Unified Demands” submitted to the State government, the ATA has resolved to serve ultimatum to the government to fulfill the demands within this month, failing which, the teachers’ association threatened to re-launch its suspended agitation.
The demands included immediate conduct of DPC for all categories within the month of July, 2017, enhancement of salaries of SSA teachers as per Opak Gao Committee Recommendations, creation of headmaster, vice-principal and principal posts for all newly upgraded Secondary and Higher secondary schools and notification of BEO RR and modification of TGT RR restoring; 50% promotiol avenues for PRT to TGT and fill up rest of vacant post at 25:25 from SSA TGT and Direct recruitment and Single window entry of PRT (SSA) in Elementary Education, which was assured as per recommendations of the three member committee.

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