ATA highlights shortage of teachers in eastern Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) on Monday reported that there is acute shortage of teachers at the upper primary and secondary schools in eastern Arunachal.
An ATA team recently undertook a weeklong tour of seven districts – Longding, Tirap, Changlang, Namsai, Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley and East Siang – to take stock of the problems being faced by the teachers there.
It informed that some of the senior secondary schools are confused regarding the CBSE norms and the state government’s cabinet decision for “implementation of the pre-board (class 10 and class 12) and its criteria like 33% pass mark in each subject and 80 percent mandatory attendance to appear for the final board exam.”
It said no such criteria are mentioned in the CBSE byelaws.
“The teachers are in doubt about its authenticity since there is no such notification issued from the government of India and Arunachal Pradesh,” the ATA stated in a release, and urged the government to look into the matter.
The ATA also said it has conducted its district federal unit meetings in the seven districts and revived the defunct units in many districts.