Teacher shortage problem in community schools to be resolved by April

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Feb 22, 2020

Kathmandu, Feb 22: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said the shortage of teachers at community schools would be resolved by mid-April this year. Addressing a programme oeganised to mark the 41st anniversary of Jana Bikas Secondary School, the Education Minister said there was shortfall of 39 thousand teachers as many community schools have been established and this deficit would be addressed by mid-April.

On the occasion, he shared that this number of teacher posts would be initiated by the local level. Saying the government’s releasing the budget to the schools would alone not be sufficient for improving the quality of education in community schools, Minister Pokharel urged the teachers to also provide education that is competent with the private schools.

He stressed the need of creating environment conducive for quality education in community schools to draw students. ‘The teachers themselves do not get their children admitted in community schools. If the teachers did that, then the level of education at the community schools would automatically be changed,” he opined. The Minister insisted that the old style of teaching and management would not improve the schools and hence the schools needed to be linked to development, skill enhancement and prosperity.

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