At a time when the state education department claims better functioning of government schools, the ground reality tells a different story.
The Arts and Science stream students of Raha H.S.School are facing acute shortage of teaching staff especially Chemistry and Geography teachers from the past several years. The conscious parents and residents of the town said to this correspondent that the students of science stream have been studying chemistry subject in the school without a teacher since 2009 . The post has been lying vacant since then and no one has been appointed till now by the authority which hampers the students drastically to get education in the school ”, the parents further said. What surprises most is that the students have been appearing examinations without a chemistry teacher since the aforesaid year.
The same is the case with the arts stream students . The students of XI and XII standard are studying Geography in the school without a teacher since last 2 years. The students find it hard to deal with the subject and many of them have already left the subject due to the dearth of a teacher. The vacant posts of teachers have pushed the students of this higher institution towards darkness.
Talking to this correspondent, the students said , “ We do not understand why the authority concerned has not appointed any teacher to fill the vacant posts of these two subjects. We have been suffering a lot in receiving education in these two subjects and the concerning authority remains silent to our problem.’’
When contacted, Gajendra Kalita , the in-charge principal of the school admitted that the students of higher grade classes have been receiving education in the school without teachers in Chemistry and Geography subjects. “ We have informed the higher authority about the problem the students facing and ask them to appoint teachers in these two subjects as soon as they could. But there is no action so far’’ he said.
The conscious parents and residents are in the hope that before the problem will worsen the higher education department takes some immediate measures to fill the vacant posts of the teachers in these two subjects so that no students could show interest to immigrate to other institution.