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Education Goes for A Toss in Hindi Schools

Published: 26th April 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2015 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

ROURKELA: There are not enough Hindi teachers for Government-run Hindi medium schools under Rourkela Education District. With non-Hindi speaking teachers struggling to teach the subject, it is the students who suffer the most.

Under the jurisdiction of Rourkela Education District, there are 31 primary and upper primary schools that cater to 8300 students from Class I to Class VIII. There are 12 Hindi medium high schools with student strength of 2000.

The State Government stopped recruitment of qualified Hindi teachers from 1995 and the present requirement is met by non-Hindi speaking teachers.

At present, there are only 15 qualified Hindi teachers in Rourkela Education District while as per the Right to Education Act guidelines, 228 and 57 qualified Hindi teachers are required for Class I to VIII and Class IX to X respectively.

A teacher of Rourkela-based Rashtriya Vidyalaya, Imam Khan said in 2014-15 academic session, one Hindi teacher was compelled to take classes from I to VIII as another teacher was on leave for a year on health ground. He urged the Government to consider appointing adequate number of qualified Hindi teachers to arrest the failing standard of Hindi medium schools.

Retired Headmaster (HM) of DAV School Tarkeswar Pandey said in Hindi-medium schools, all subjects except the Odia language subject are to be taught in Hindi. Non-Hindi speaking teachers have little grip over Hindi and struggle to teach while students fail to comprehend what is being taught to them. He pointed out that the fate of Rashtriya Vidyalaya at nearby Rajgangpur town of Sundargarh district which was ultimately converted into an Odia medium school.

Sundargarh unit general secretary of All Utkal Primary Teachers’ Federation Sanjay Samal said majority of students of these Hindi-medium schools hail from poor background. He said given the gravity of the situation, immediate remedial measures are needed to ensure education to the Hindi-speaking students in their mother tongue.

TEACHER TROUBLE

Under the jurisdiction of Rourkela Education District, there are 31 primary and upper primary schools that cater to 8300 students from Class I to Class VIII. There are 12 Hindi medium high schools with student strength of 2000

With non-Hindi speaking teachers struggling to teach the subject, it is the students who suffer the most

The State Government stopped recruitment of qualified Hindi teachers from 1995



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