Minister for school education, Yitachu on Wednesday exposed a disturbing revelation on the appointment of math teachers in the education department—he said many of the math teachers appointed by the department are “Arts graduates.”
Addressing a one-day conference-cum- interactive session for DEOs/DDEOs/SDEOs/JEOs/Deputy Directors/Assistant Directors at the Capital Convention Centre, Kohima, the School Education Minister said many vacancies of math teachers have been filled up by arts graduates “either by manipulation or wrong information or at our own will.”
While expressing concern on the huge shortage of math teachers in the state, Yitachu however termed the appointment of arts graduate to be math teachers as injustice to the future. “This, we have not done justice. We have not done good things for our future,” he rued while adding, “We have planted destructive mechanism in our society.”
In this connection, the Education Minister said time has come to take a corrective measure.
He directed the concerned officers to give information on the number of shortage regarding math and science teachers in their respective areas and also find out whether the post is lying vacant or being occupied by arts graduates.
He also asked the officers to give correct information so that corrective replacement is taken up.
In the meantime, Yitachu was also appreciative that as high as 97% of science students are opting for math and termed this as a positive development in the state.
Source: TNT-TheNortheastToday (Morung Express)