Hyderabad: Plea to fill up lecturer posts
- Staff crunch at govt jr colleges leading to dropouts
- 5% of the lecturers are from clerical cadre
- 20% of colleges being run by in-charges
- 60% of the lecturers are contractual
Hyderabad: There is a high dropout rate from Government Junior Colleges across Telangana not only due to poor infrastructure and ongoing classes in dilapidated buildings but also because of lack of potential workforce, say lecturers.
"Currently, there are 20% regular junior lecturers working in government junior colleges, among them 5% are from the clerical department who are academically handicapped.
When a lecturer lacks subject knowledge, there is zero interest from the students to attend the classes. Apart from lack of infrastructure, this is the major reason for the dropouts in junior colleges," said Mohammed Ismail, Junior Lecturer and President of Telangana Junior Lecturer Association.
Immediate recruitment of regular junior lecturers would restore merit in the system through TSPSC at least in the vacancies of guest faculty which is around 1200.
Many still do not have attenders, watchmen, clerical staff, physical directors, librarians and all these vacancies can be filled up on war footing, he added.
"The promotion of clerks and typists as junior lecturers should be discontinued," said G Ramesh, Junior Lecturer, Government Junior College, Begumpet.
"Improper monitoring and management system, absence of administrative and teaching personnel is a challenging task in every college. At least 20% of colleges in the State are being run by in-charges due to lack principals in the colleges.
60 % of the lecturers are contractual. There is an immediate need to redesign our educational system from the roots to present a quality education to the students," said D Sridevi, Lecturer, Maharshi Vidyalaya Junior College for Women.
"The government has been assuring a change and promises to resolve the issues but fails to keep its words.
Without regular faculty, principals, lectures, for meritorious students it is hard to achieve good results in government run colleges," said Parveen Sultana, Contract Lecturer, Government Degree College for Women, Begumpet.