Teacher scarcity hits education

Published: 01st July 2013 10:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2013 10:15 AM   |  A+A-

The students of Lakhanpur block in Jharsuguda district are deprived of quality education due to shortage of teachers in the Government schools.

Sources said for the last six months, as many as 10 schools in the block are being managed by only one teacher each. The single teacher looks after all the administrative works and also imparts education to the students.

The parents and villagers have expressed deep concern over the situation and future of their wards. As the vacant posts are not filled up on time, the number of vacancies has been going up day by day.

With the education standard in Lakhanpur block worsening, the district authorities have received numerous complaints.

z The schools located in villages like Adhapara, Remta, Bhikampali, Sahasbaga, Deodarah, Juniyan, Patrapali, Birenband, Charmal and Muchbahal under the block are currently running with only one teacher each.

When contacted, the District Inspector of Schools Kalpana Naik said, “Steps are being taken for early posting of teachers in the 132 primary and upper primary schools of Lakhanpur block.”

Brajrajnagar MLA Anup Kumar Sai said he has already talked to higher authorities on the issue and the vacancies will be filled up soon.

 Surplus teachers in the schools in Kirimira, Kulabira and Laikera blocks will be posted in Lakhanpur block, he added.

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