Bandipora higher secondary grappling with teacher shortage, while DIET revels in surplus

Bandipora higher secondary grappling with teacher shortage, while DIET revels in surplus

Despite directives, surplus teachers not being transferred

Bandipora: The Nadim Memorial Boys Higher Secondary School in Bandipora is having a tough time, trying to manage the shortfall of more lecturers.
At the school enrolling more than 1500 secondary school students,  three posts of Zoology lecturer are vacant, the only available lecturer has been transferred recently, Similarly two posts of Botany are vacant, while a master grade teacher is teaching the students.
There is no lecturer available for Economics, Chemistry, Education, Math and History, while against two posts for English only one is occupied.
Acting on the request of school principal, the directorate of education had sought transfer of some staff from District Institute of Education Training (DIET) Bandipora, where sources say many lecturers are “enjoying cozy offices” on favourable postings.
Documents accessed by Kashmir Reader show that DIET Bandipora has 16 lecturers out of which seven are working against subjects they are not qualified.  There are three Zoology lecturers, two Botany, two physics, two Commerce, two Statistics and one each for Botany, English, Economics, Education, Political Science and Kashmiri posted at DIET.
A lecturer in physics is working aginst Bio-Technology, Commerce against Humanities, Zoology against Human Development another Zoology lecturer against Kashmiri and the third Zoology Lecturer against Chemistry while as Lecturer Economics is working against the post of Electronics and Physics for Geography.
The sources said that while the higher secondary school principal wrote to the Director School Education Kashmir, about the issues faced by the students in this school and received a response through an order number DESK/ESH/I/217, Dated 20 March 2017 directed to Chief Education Officer Bandipora, asking him to transfer the lecturers to the school from DIET and other schools, the order had has not been followed by the authorities at DIET.

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