No shortage of teachers from next year: Minister

Speaking to media persons here after chairing the district-level review meeting on Monday, he said that the department had already initiated steps to fill up 2,500 posts fallen vacant in government PU Colleges in the State for which selection process would be completed in a week time. Similarly, 2,500 post are vacant in government high schools and 3,000 posts in primary schools. Out of the total vacant posts in high schools, steps have already been taken to fill 1,000 posts this year and remaining in the next year. All the post vacant in the primary schools would also be filled up by next year, he said.

The department is also on the process of collecting information on the retiring teachers so as to make the arrangements to fill up the posts by completing selection process by November-December soon after the retirement of the teachers, he said.

Meanwhile, the educational activities in schools were not disturbed for the reason of shortage of teachers as the department had made arrangements by appointing honorary teachers. The ministry had also allowed the private schools management to appoint teachers to fill the vacant posts in their respective schools. There are as many as 2500 posts vacant in private schools, he said.

Replying to a query, Kageri said that the government has planned to remove the posts of Cluster Assistant Education Officers (CAEO), as the headmasters were virtually doing the administrative work such as salary disbursement. Following computerization process, the CAEO posts were no more required in the schools, he opined.

He also said that the government has taken decision to arrange compulsory school trips for students below 5th standard to famous tourist spots at cluster-level to create an awareness among the students about the famous places in their taluk. It had also planned to introduce this trip at district level up to high schools in the coming year.
MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary, MLA Raghupathy Bhat and Taluk Panchayath member Vincent Mascaranes among others were present.

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