City schools on periphery lack teaching staff

The city schools on the periphery which have already been opened for a week after the summer vacations are still waiting for the recruitment of teachers.

To ensure that studies would not suffer and teachers of other departments would not have to substitute classes, the recruitment process was to be completed even before the beginning of the new academic session as per the claims made by the UT Education Department. But the recruitment of teachers has yet not been done.

There is a bad situation in the government model senior secondary schools at Behlana, Khuda Alisher, Hallomajra, Sarangpur, Dhanas, Raipur Khurd, and Khuda Lahora; government model high school in Sector 38 (W), Karsan, Maloya, Mauli Jagran, Colony no. 4, Kajheri, and Raipur Kalan, Burail; and Government High School, Sector 44, and Government High School, Sector 7.

To fulfil the teacher-pupil ratio set by the Right to Education Act (RTE) which is 1:40, the city schools need around 2,500 additional teachers. The schools at present under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, has a total of 1,200 teachers 150 contract teachers, 350 guest teachers and as many as 3,000 teachers are on regular posts in the government schools.

Before the beginning of the new academic session, the education department had to recruit around 1,140 teachers, but due to certain discrepancies which were found in the question papers of the JBT/NTT examinations, the results were held back. In June, the final results of the JBT/NTT examinations were declared. Among these teachers, around 548 TGTs (trained graduate teachers), 489 JBTs (junior basic teachers) and 103 nursery class teachers had to be recruited.