[ Prafulla Kaman ]
RUKSIN, Jan 29: Education Minister Honchun Ngandam has said that the state government has created 1300 trained graduate teachers’ (TGT) posts, and that the recruitment for these posts will be conducted by the Arunachal Public Service Commission soon.
The minister disclosed this while addressing the ‘golden jubilee commemoration’ of the government higher secondary school here in East Siang district on Monday.
Ngandam informed that the file regarding the newly created TGT posts has been processed for concurrence by the Finance department.
“Steps are also being taken for posting the TGTs in different schools as per requirement,” he said, adding that introduction of digital and smart classrooms in selected schools would improve teaching and learning.
He exhorted the locals to work for the development of educational institutions in their areas, instead of depending solely on government funds.
Ngadam lauded the local educated youths for organising the celebration through their own contributions.
The minister advised the students to devote their time and energy to studies. He also encouraged them to participate in extracurricular activities.
Responding to a memorandum, the minister assured to grant fund for construction of teachers’ quarters at the GHSS, either through revised estimate or SADA, in the next budget. He also announced Rs 3 lakh for the development of the school’s library.
Earlier, State BJP president Tapir Gao urged parents to take proper care of their children, so that they do not fall prey to evil practices. He urged the members of the school management committee to regularly monitor the school’s activities and report problems, if any, to the authority concerned.
Local MLA Tatung Jamoh stressed on good student-teacher relationship.
Professor Dr David Gao of Rajiv Gandhi University, who was leading the celebration activities, informed that massive refurbishing and renovation of the classrooms, the library and the staff room, along with beautification of the school premises were carried out with contribution of more than 280 alumni and well-wishers. Sanitary toilets for both boys and girls have also been set up, he said.
Among others, Elementary Education Director Tapi Gao, District Elementary Education Officer Merry Siram, and East Siang DC Tamiyo Tatak attended the programme.
[ Prafulla Kaman ]