Govt school teachers set to go online


Himalayan News Service

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The Department of Education has been busy developing a computer database of community school teachers in its bid to make the sector more systematic.

Budget and Programme Section deputy director of the department Deepak Sharma said today that they were currently entering the names and status of teachers in the government schools.

“The DoE has already entered the names of teachers in Eastern, Central and Western development regions into the software.

It will be sent to district education offices for verification.

Later, the details can be accessed through the Internet,” said Sharma.

After the completion of the project, anyone can surf the Internet and find information about the teachers in schools, he explained.

The DoE’s move comes in the wake of growing complaints about teachers’ management.

“It will help plan budget for teachers, their deployment and manage teacher-student ratio,” said the deputy director, adding it would also be helpful in proper planning of pension and gratuity of teachers in government schools.

“We are also going to organise a workshop in Pokhara to collect information about teachers from Mid-Western and Far-Western development regions and that will be made available online soon,” he said.

The DoE is expediting the whole process to complete it by mid-June so that they can propose budget allocation for schools in the next fiscal.

(Source: The HImalayantimes)