KOKRAJHAR, Sept 16:“Several hundred teachers’ posts are lying vacant in Bodo medium schools in Kokrajhar district as well as across the state. The state government should initiate for fulfilling the posts by appointing teachers and make healthy educational environment,” said All Bodo Primary Teachers’ Association (ABPTA).
President of Kokrajhar district unit of the association, Dwmwilu Basumatary said that the Bodo medium schools are facing lots of problem and crisis since long. He said that the schools are not being provided required textbooks on time as the new curriculum began from the first week of January. He informed that several schools are facing teachers’ scarcity.
He also said that the amalgamation method has also created severe issues to the Bodo medium schools in the state because large number of Bodo medium schools have merged up with nearby schools on the basis of students’ enrolments. He demanded the state government to take initiatives to recruit new teachers and regularise the TET teachers who were engaged in contractual system.
Leader of the association, Ratindra Basumatary alleged that state government and education department have not been giving due response to the Bodo medium schools as primary teachers’ association and Bodo Sahitya Sabha have been demanding to fill up vacancies of the teacher’s posts in the schools repeatedly. He demanded proper distribution of textbooks and teachers’ appointment against the lying vacancies in Bodo medium schools across the state.
Meanwhile, the Kokrajhar district unit of the association observed 48th foundation day on Monday here at Basic Training Centre (BTC) auditorium with day long programme scheduled in Kokrajhar.