Lalitpur District Education Office today dispatched the first batch of fresh teachers to community schools.
After a long gap of 17 years, the community schools are getting fresh teachers in schools as the Teachers Service Commission had announced open competition of fresh teachers for the vacant permanent posts of 13,059 teachers from primary level to secondary level last year.
Shiva Kumar Sapkota, Lalitpur District Education Officer, today claimed that Lalitpur district was the first district to dispatch fresh teachers to community schools. A total of 126 secondary level and lower secondary level teachers were dispatched to around 80 community schools, Sapkota said. “The fresh teachers were sent to respective schools after an orientation programme,” he said.
Since the vacant posts were going to be filled after a long time, teachers and schools are very excited to create better teaching-and-learning environment.
He said majority of fresh teachers are young and committed to improving quality of education and bringing changes in education system.
He stated that the fresh teachers were highly qualified as well.
Citing the work experience and qualification, the DEO has assured all concerned that there would be some visible changes students’ academic performance by the end of this academic session. “First terminal examinations have been completed in most of the schools and the performance of new teachers will be reflected in the result when second terminal exams are held,” he said.
He said new teachers dispatched for secondary level and lower secondary level make around 24 per cent of total teachers in Lalitpur district. Asha Devi Maharjan, Principal, Lalitpur based-Shree Harisiddhi Higher Secondary School, said that the arrival of new teachers was good news for school. “With the arrival of new teachers, temporary teachers were going to be displaced,” she said. According to Narayan Bhattarai, spokesperson, TSC, various districts such as Lalitpur, Dolakha, Manang and Rolpa, among others, have started dispatching fresh teachers to different schools.
“We had sent the recommendation letters for permanent teachers in secondary and lower secondary level schools on May 16. As per our rules, the DEOS should be appointing the teachers to certain schools within one month of receiving the recommendation letters,” he added.