Education sector needstime-bound policies

39 teachers have received state Government’s Teachers Award for the year 2018 for their dedication and sincerity in improving the education scenario of Arunachal Pradesh.
In a state, where the government is always facing many difficulties in improving teaching-learning system due to various factors, award to more and more teachers in recognition of their excellent service will surely encourage other teachers to show their sincerity in their teaching profession.
In the state of Arunachal Pradesh, it is education after health sector which always draws flak from various quarters for government’s failure to implement the policies and programme including rationalization of transfer-posting of teachers and infrastructure development due to excessive political interference. In the recently concluded Assembly session, Education Minister Honchun Ngandam, while admitting the shortage of teachers in many schools of the state, had appealed to the legislators ‘not to interfere in transferring and posting of teachers in the greater interest of the student community of the state.’
However, only hope is that more than 1000 posts of teachers have been created and the recruitment would be done soon by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) for need-based posting. Another decision of the state Government is to close down all the zero-enrollment schools in the state after verification and teachers from the closed down schools would be appointed in other schools.
Hope, the state government will not face much hardship in implementing its policies in a time-bound manner in near future so that students, particularly the students of remote area do not suffer more due to sluggishness in decision making process.