Agartala: In dire contradiction to what the government and high officials are speaking sitting in Agartala about improvement of the educational environment in the State, a large number of schools in interior areas are suffering as in most of them there are no headmasters to look after the day-to-day functioning of schools.
Reports from Sabroom, Kanchanpur and Kamalpur point out that most of the schools are suffering from shortage of teachers. The woe’s of the students are multiplied by the fact that most of the teachers are not attending classes.
Leave alone the junior or senior basic schools. In Sabroom sub-division, at least five higher secondary and 20 high schools don’t have a headmaster.
The State Government has decided to switch over to NCERT syllabus from this academic year but most of the teachers in these schools hardly have any knowledge about the new syllabus. Many fear that there will be a serious crisis of co-ordination due to absence of headmasters after the introduction of the new system.
Few years ago, an initiative was taken to fill up the vacancies of headmasters by direct recruitment through the Tripura Public Service Commission but for many years that is not being done. Departmental promotions have also stopped causing serious problems.
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