​Govt begins teacher's reassignment

2015-12-08

Republica National Daily

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Government has begun transferring secondary level teachers in a bid to adjust teacher-student ratio at government schools.

Reassigning teachers to new postings has been a major challenge for government because teachers affiliated to various political parties have been using political pressure to block the transfers. The Department of Education (DoE) has directed the District Education Offices (DEO) to transfer teachers first on the basis of the need of subject teachers. The department has also asked the DEOs to keep in mind the comfort of teachers who have entered the service from disability quota.

"The teachers with physical disabilities can ask for a posting that suits them best," stated the DoE in the directive sent to the regional directorate and the DEOs.

Likewise, women teachers have also been given the privilege to choose the place of their work. The DoE has asked the district offices not to displace temporary teachers from the school they have been serving for a long time. The Teachers' Service Commission had appointed over 12,000 teachers through open competition in 2013.

Published on 8th Dec 2015