DC urges teachers to rededicate themselves to their profession

KHONSA, Jun 19: Tirap Deputy Commissioner PN Thungon exhorted the teaching community of the district to rededicate themselves to their profession in order to improve the academic scenario.
During a coordination meeting held here on Monday to review the academic performance of the students of the district, Thungon expressed immense displeasure over the poor performance of the students, and categorically blamed the majority of the teachers for it.
“In the past, there were no electricity, no water supply, no proper road communication, and no proper infrastructure in the schools. But still the schools had been able to show good results, thanks to the dedication, sincerity and punctuality of the teachers,” Thungon said.
“Today, the teachers have been provided with all the basic facilities, but still the performance is not up to the expectations,” he said.
He asked the teachers to be sincere and proactive, and to become role models both for the students and the society.
“The teachers must to live up to the society’s expectations by discharging their duties sincerely, and create an atmosphere in the schools that is conducive to teaching and learning,” he said.
The DC said he will conduct quarterly and mid-term reviews of schools and assess the academic performance of individual schools. He also hinted at rationalizing teachers’ postings within the district on the basis of PTR.
Thungon reviewed the academic performance of each and every school in the district – right from the primary to the higher secondary level. He also stressed the need for conducting co-curricular activities among the students for their overall development.
The DC asked the school authorities to properly implement the student welfare schemes launched by the central as well as the state government, such as Vidya Scheme, Health & Hygiene Scheme, MDM Scheme, CM’s Samast Shiksha Yojana, Acharaya Dronacharaya Burul Yojana, and Adhunik Pathshala Yojana.
DDSE Pubi Lombi informed that there are 132 government schools in Tirap, “of which 85 are primary, 36 upper primary, eight secondary, and three higher secondary.”
Addressing the principals, headmasters and teachers in-charge of various schools, the DDSE emphasized on girls’ education. He urged the teachers in-charge to motivate the students to get themselves enrolled for Aadhaar cards and open bank accounts, which are compulsory for disbursing stipends through the Direct Benefits Transferred system.
The DDSE also informed that textbooks for Classes 9 to 12 have been received from the government, except the English textbooks for Class 9 and Class 10, and the science textbook for Class 9.
“Till now, moral science, English and Hindi grammar for Classes 3 to 8 have been received, and the books for the remaining subjects are yet to be received,” he said, adding, however, that the books are expected to arrive within a month.
The meeting was attended by the principals of the higher secondary schools in Khonsa, Borduria and Deomali, headmasters from eight secondary schools, and teachers in-charge from 35 upper primary schools and 86 primary schools. (DIPRO)