Yimkhiung Akherü Arihako serves ultimatum to DoSE over shortage of teachers
DIMAPUR — The Yimkhiung Akherü Arihako (YAA) has issued an ultimatum to the Directorate of School Education (DoSE) to address the shortage of teachers across Yimkhiung jurisdiction within 14 days.
The YAA, in a press release, informed that the ultimatum was submitted to the principal director of School Education on Jan. 18, following the failure of the department to address teachers shortage issue despite repeated reminders.
“Upon failure to fulfil the demand within the stipulate time, the YAA will take drastic actions to ensure that the demand is delivered, and in the process, should there be any unfortunate incidents or whatsoever, the department shall solely be responsible,” the student union cautioned.
Mentioning the sequence of events leading to the ultimatum, the union said that against the backdrop of acute shortage of teachers in schools across the Yimkhiung jurisdiction, which had paralysed the efficient functioning of schools and adversely affected the students’ pursuit of education, the YAA on June 30, 2023, submitted a representation to the principal director of School Education, appealing for deployment of requisite strength of teachers in government schools.
In the representation, the YAA specified the number of teachers required to meet the shortage, which include 64 primary teachers, 85 language teachers, and 50 undergraduate Hindi teachers. The number of graduate teachers required is 22 for (English), 16 (SS/General), 20 (Mathematic) and 18 (Science), while the number of post graduate teachers required is five.
The YAA said that since it did not receive any “practical response” to the representation, a reminder petition was submitted on August 22, 2023.
“However, time and again, there has been no realistic response to redressing the shortage of teachers thus far, causing negative ramifications among the students, which has far-reaching consequences,” it said.
The student body termed the department’s continued failure to address the issue as a deliberate attempt to annihilate the progress of schools and, consequently, jeopardising the future and prospects of the students.
“The YAA, while anticipating for the department’s bid to redress the shortage of teachers, the admission for the current academic session will not be allowed to take place (until adequate teachers are deployed in the schools),” it stated.
In this connection, the YAA directed all the federating units to ensure that the admission process in schools within their respective jurisdictions is totally restricted.
Further, the YAA warned that any individual or group attempting to obstruct the welfare of students will be strictly dealt with.