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ANGPTA representation to Minister of School Education

By EMN Updated: Aug 26, 2017 12:42 am

Dimapur, August 25 (EMN): The All Nagaland Government Primary Teachers’ Association (ANGPTA) has served a representation to Minister of School Education, to formulate state specific plan while implementing the parliament act section 23(2) of the right to education and the matter thereof.
“The All Nagaland Government Primary Teachers’ Association would like to congratulate you for taking the issue of compulsory teachers’ training program without most sincerity, which we too feel is necessary to bring about qualitative changes in our state education system,” stated the press release.
ANGPTA submited the following points:
1. We feel that the requisite 50% marks at Higher Secondary level for admission to D.El.Ed. Course for in-service teachers must be scrapped as the department had never applied this criterion while giving appointment to the elementary teachers.
2. That, till around the year 2000, the government allowed people with matriculate and below qualifications to be appointed as Primary Teachers in some of the backward areas of the state. In this regard, it is our stand that all the Primary Teachers currently serving under the department of School Education should be grouped under the same category and allowed to undergo the D.EL.Ed training within the stipulated time period. That, the condition to complete Higher Secondary level course through NIOS concurrently with the professional course must not be applied in our state.
3. That, the number of untrained teachers is still very high as such all cannot be accommodated for trainings at the SCERT and DIETs within the stipulated time frame. In this situation, we appeal to your kind authority to kindly make alternative arrangements by means of identifying and empowering few selected EBRCs in each districts to function as D.El.Ed. centres. This will ease the problems faced by the teachers serving in remote areas and will also help in achieving the lofty target.
ANGPTA expressed hope and pray that the genuine and sincere issues raised by the association will be given due consideration while formulating the plan for implementation of the said Act in the state.
The press release was jointly appended by president James Ruokuoselhou, vice president T.Along Changkiri, treasurer Akaho Yepthomi and information secretary Imchanuchet Jamir.

By EMN Updated: Aug 26, 2017 12:42:28 am