From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, March 22: The lack of teachers in government aided LP schools in Chirang district rocked the BTC assembly session on the concluding day on Wednesday.
In the supplementary question raised by opposition MCLA Nirmal Kr. Brahma, it is revealed that six LP schools in Chirang district have been running without a single teacher but the department concerned has not taken needful initiative to solve the problem.
The deputy chief of BTC, Kampa Borgoyary, who is also the in-charge of the education department, took note and said that the problem was serious and he would immediately look into the matter and take necessary action to depute teachers. The leader of the opposition, Rwngwra rzary also joined the debate on the education-related issues in Chirang district. There had been many problems in transfer of teachers and members of the council during the last assembly session had drawn the attention of the members to take appropriate measures to address the problems in the education sector in Chirang district.
MCLA Nirmal Kr. Brahma said he had already sent a written complaint to the Principal Secretary of BTC against the DEEO, Chirang and BEEO, Sidli Block for failure in posting teachers to the respective schools. He said six government-aided LP schools of Chirang district-Deolguri LP School, Malivita, Sopur LP School, Malivita, Banjutbari LP School, Malivita, Bitini LP School, Malivita under Sidli BEEO, Balabari LP School, Runikhata and No.2 Aiepowali LP School, Deosri LP school, all Bodo medium except Aiepowali LP School (Assamese medium) under Sidli BEEO, were functioning without teachers. He also alleged that as per information given by the SMCs of the six LP Schools, the DEEO, Chirang and BEEO of Sidli had not posted teachers to these schools with effect from January, 2017 for reasons best known to them. He also said more than three months had gone without classes and it was sheer violation of the Right to Education Act, 2009 and the human and fundamental rights of a child. He further said there should be intervention from the in-charge of the education department against the BEEO and DEEO, Chirang.
There are excess teachers in schools which are situated near the town or market places as well as well-connected areas. The teachers are always reluctant to go to interior schools and if transferred, the teachers use their contacts and come back to their suitable places. It is also a matter of concern that the teachers who are posted in vulnerable places do not attend their duty regularly.
Six schools in Chirang functioning without teachers
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