Rationalising teachers across state in progress — Kevilenuo Angami
KOHIMA — Commissioner and Secretary, School Education and State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kevilenuo Angami, said on Saturday that assigning teachers to VIPs, as per a court standing order, is not legally permissible.
In such instances, she urged people to promptly notify the department for necessary action.
She made these remarks while addressing a consultative meeting at NAPO Hall at Chiephobozou, Kohima, which was also attended by Dr. Kekhrielhoulie Yhome, Advisor for School Education, Directorate of School Education (DoSE), as well as department officials, village councils, school management committees, village student bodies, and teachers from the 11-Northern Assembly Constituency.
Underscoring the crucial role of local communities in fortifying government schools, she informed that the department is working on rationalising teachers across the state.
She pointed out that the village development boards (VDBs) also receive funds to cover school development. She urged the village councils and VDBs to oversee essential amenities such as water and electricity in the schools.
Yhome, speaking on the occasion, said that government schools boast more qualified teachers compared to private institutions. Stressing the need to gain the trust of the community to enrol their students in government schools, he suggested a collective effort of the department, teachers, and local residents.
He urged the local community to comprehend the challenges faced by teachers and highlighted the importance of collaboration to enhance infrastructure.
Yhome advocated for community support in providing accommodation and safety for teachers, suggesting the involvement of churches, councils, and CSOs.
Public infrastructure development was also proposed to ensure teachers have access to suitable accommodation. Despite the proximity to Kohima, Yhome acknowledged the challenges faced by teachers.
The meeting also explored ways to make education more accessible, with the concept of open schools in the pipeline.