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Staff crunch crisis deepens in govt schools

Staff crunch crisis deepens in govt schools
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The government schools in the district are going to suffer severe staff crunch with the decision of Vidya Volunteers to resign their jobs after...

Khammam: The government schools in the district are going to suffer severe staff crunch with the decision of Vidya Volunteers to resign their jobs after issuance of notification of TRT (DSC) examination by the State government.

In Khammam, the government had established about 954 primary schools, 311 upper primary schools and 381 high schools and filled about 270 vacant posts with Vidya Volunteers on contract basis.

As many as 40 members of Vidya Volunteers are not attending the schools with various reasons. While some are going to coaching centres by obtaining special permission, others have decided to submit their resignation to prepare seriously for the examination to grab a government job.

K Kavitha, a private school correspondent, said in many schools it was going to become a major problem to substitute vidya volunteer at this peak moment where the SSC students attempting day-wise tests as part of their preparation to face upcoming board examinations.

“It is going to become a cause of concern for the authorities of Education department to appoint a substitute who can take time for understanding the standards of the students and to inspire and motivate them both inside and outside the classroom,” she added.

“The SSC examinations are going to be held from March 15. In some schools, the SSC syllabus is not yet completed. Against this backdrop, the decision of resignation by VV’s may badly hit the SSC students,” opined one of the government teachers, P Kishore.

It is going to become a major hurdle especially for SSC students who are seriously preparing for their upcoming board examinations. The vacancies are going hit the quality of teaching in many schools, he added. One of the worried parents, Sadanandam said, “Due to lack of adequate staff in schools, the students are facing lot of problems and are unable to focus on their studies and the present issue may affect their performance in upcoming SSC examinations.”

N Swathi, a Vidya Volunteer said, “Since there is not enough time to prepare for the examination, I decided to resign from my temporary job of Vidhya Volunteer. I am very much confident that I can grab the government job by preparing more seriously for the TRT (DSC) examination that is going to be held in the month of February.” Meanwhile, the district education department is determined to get 100 per cent results in the SSC examination and is taking all necessary measures by preparing the teachers and students with perfect planning to achieve the target.

District Education Officer Vaasanthi said steps were taken before hand to appoint substitutes as per merit basis in place of Vidya Volunteers. Special classes will be conducted for SSC students along with other classes besides taking all necessary steps for organising revision classes to achieve 100 per cent results in the SSC examination.

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