Many Govt teachers remain absent without info

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Sep 2017 10:16:17


 

Staff Reporter,

Raipur,

It has been observed that many teachers from govt elementary schools take leave for no reason

Study shows that 2.5% of total teachers of govt elementary schools in country remain absent from their duty without any reason, out of total absent percentage of 18.9

Disagree with the negativity about government teachers being promulgated in the society, a research study claimed that only 2.5 per cent of total teachers of government elementary schools in country remain absent from their duty without any reason, out of total absent percentage of 18.9.


According to the study, carried out by the Research Group of Azim Premji Foundation, 9.1 per cent teachers out of 18.9 per cent stay busy in official leave, 3.8 per cent of absent teachers stay away from school for official
academic work, 0.9 per cent remain busy in other departmental work and 2.1 per cent of absent teachers are forced to refrain from teaching job due to administration work.


The study shows that above 90 per cent teachers are accountable to their duty, said Foundation’s Chhattisgarh Head Sunil Sah, Researcher Suresh Sahu and Communication officer Purushottam Thakur in a media briefing on Tuesday.


The study found that the teacher absenteeism has less to do with any delinquency on the part of teachers, but rather systematic issues that often require them to undertake other activities, said Sah and others.


They said that the research group of the foundation examined sample of 619 schools and 2,861 teachers across six states, including Chhattisgarh, to analyse more closely the issue of teacher absenteeism.


These schools were in the catchment area of the regions in which the Foundation works. The study found that the teacher absenteeism, defined as ‘absence without reason; is 2.5 per cent. Even as the sample is not statistically representative of the whole country, this number is in the same order of magnitude as other studies, they said.


Besides Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh states were included in the study.
As many as 660 teachers of 129 schools were included in the research study in Chhattisgarh.