Govt colleges facing acute shortage of teachers

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Aug 2017 11:54:08


Staff Reporter,

Students’ studies suffering a lot

More than a month has passed since the start of the academic session in State’s colleges, but still, there is no sign of guest teachers till date. Government colleges are facing acute shortage of teachers due to which the students’ study suffers a lot. Many Government college principals are forced to cancel leaves of regular teachers, saying the classes must continue and if the guest teachers are not recruited soon, the results in examinations might be not as good as the Government expects from the Government colleges.

A senior officer in Higher Education Department, pleading anonymity, said the recruitment of guest teachers is not for the whole year.

They are just recruited for five to six months. The recruitment process of guest teachers will start in September and most guest teachers’ service period ends in April, saying the University examinations are over so there is no need of the guest teachers. So the educated guest teachers are found working for just five to six months. It is injustice with not only the well-educated guest teachers, rather students also. While in Government schools, the guest teachers’ recruitment process has already been started and till end of September, the Government schools must have required guest teachers.

On the other hand, Kailash Tyagi, State President, Prantiya Shaskiya Vidhyalayain Pradhyapak Sangh, said the Sangh has demanded Government to recruit guest teachers soon. The academic session in Government colleges has already been started.

There is acute shortage of professors and assistant professors at Government colleges. “As I know, the Government will start recruitment of guest teachers from September. Guest teachers in colleges hardly work five to six months,” he said.