Large scale vacancy in teacher posts in various high schools in Ganjam district has hampered the education standard besides posing serious problems for the students.
According to collectorate sources, of 2,455 sanctioned teacher posts in the district, 832 posts are lying vacant including 180 headmaster posts. Similarly, in 159 block grant high schools in the district, 286 teacher posts were sanctioned, but 54 posts are lying vacant.
While the vacancies have hampered the education, various problems faced by the schools could not be solved as headmaster posts are lying vacant. Due to reservation policy, the vacancies could not be filled up, said a senior official.
He said in Government high schools after retirement of teachers, the affair is managed with contractual teachers, but no such provision is there for the block grant schools. As a result, the already inadequate existing teachers manage the classes and the school administration. He further said most of the vacancies are for reserved category candidates. Since no suitable candidate is available, those have not been filled up. But it has reflected in performance of the students which was proved by the poor result in the last few years.