Delhi government schools to get 9,000 guest teachers by August 14

Published on: Aug 2, 2018 11:18 IST
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Shortage of teachers in government schools in the national will be soon resolved as Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister on Wednesday announced that 9000 additional guest teachers will be joining by mid-August. He made this announcement after carrying out a joint review of the progress related to building of 12,000 additional classrooms in schools. Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Satyendar Jain, Senior officials of the PWD and the Directorate of Education (DoE) were also present during the review meet. According to officials, the ministers directed them to start construction works at 32 sites in schools from mid-October.

"By August 14, additional 9,000 guest teachers will join the schools which will ensure that all schools have teachers as per their requirement," Sisodia said in a meeting with city's education department.

Work related to building of additional classrooms is likely to be completed in next 9-10 months.

According to reports, work is underway at three school sites and it would be ready by September. The PWD will then hand it over to the directorate of education.

During the meeting, Sisodia also directed the senior officials of the DoE to give top priority to the grievance of teachers.

"He (Sisodia) said that teachers need to be supported and any task which takes their time away from teaching-learning activities should be reduced by simplifying the process and using appropriate technology," according to the statement.

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