Nagaland government has taken slew of measures to reign in ‘non-performing’ teachers in the State.
The adviser of School Education in the State, K T Sukhalu has announced on Thursday that he would personally review and work with accounts branch, director and principal director while releasing salary of the teachers into their bank accounts.
He said this while addressing the 13th general conference of Nagaland School Education Administrative Officers’ Association (NSEAOA) at Capital Convention Centre in Kohima on Thursday.
Sukhalu claimed that many teachers did not teach properly and was merely taking salaries, for which performance of the government schools had witnessed low performance in terms of board examination results.
He added that even irregular attendance of the teachers had become a huge problem.
In a stern warning, he asked such teachers not willing to teach properly to resign and give opportunity to those youngsters who were eager to bring about a change in the society through education.
The adviser also announced that the school education department would soon introduce biometric attendance for school teachers.
He also said to double check the presence of teachers in schools, all institutes have been asked to prepare half-yearly reports and warned initiating action against teachers not performing well.
The adviser said there were more than 20,000 teachers, yet enrolment and performance continued to deteriorate.
Admitting that the State had excess teachers and that it was difficult to cut down their numbers, he said the enrolment and performance of government schools, however, did not justify the number.