With a large number of schools are reeling under shortage of teachers, the State Government today decided to recruit 25,000 teachers in phases.
A high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decided to recruit 14,181 sikhya sahayaks and additional 3500 teachers for multi-lingual education in the first phase.
“The recruitment process will start this week and the selection of sikhya sahayaks will be completed by end of November,” official sources said. Advertisement will be issued on August 7 inviting applications from eligible candidates for recruitment to 14,181 sikhya sahayak posts including 100 Telugu, 60 Urdu and 50 Bengali teachers.
The Telugu teachers will take care of the needs of the Telugu speaking students of Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput and Puri districts.
The School and Mass Education Department will start a teacher’s training programme for the newly recruited Telugu teachers.
The Bengali teachers will be posted in the districts of Balasore, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur having sizeable Bengali population.