Agartala: A recent survey conducted by the Education Department has revealed that a dismal condition is prevailing in schools of remote areas of the State. As per the report, out of 4,843 students in a total 130 junior basic and senior basic schools of Gandacherra sub-division under TTAADC area, 590 students can’t write their names while another 1,238 is unable read properly.
This was revealed in a survey conducted by the Education Department recently. These students were brought under Prerana and Sadhana schemes respectively to improve their quality with special care.
There are two blocks in the sub-division. Damburnagar RD Block area has a total of 93 schools. Out of which, 64 JB and 29 SB schools are having 293 teachers. Under Raishyabari RD Block, there are a total of 37 JB and 11 SB schools said to be operative in TTAADC areas with 112 teaching staffs to teach 1,908 students out of which 566 is under Sadhana while 380 students are in Prerana scheme.
Local people say negligence on the part of teachers, who sparsely comes to the schools, are mostly responsible for a dismal picture to education in this remote sub-division. In many places, their absence is filled up by some locals engaged by the teachers with a paltry amount and conduct classes on their behalf. These teachers are locally known as proxy teachers.
It is learnt that the Education Department has taken a serious look of the situation and is going to take strict action against the erring teachers.