Tseminyu unit of All Nagaland School Teachers’ Association (ANSTA) has lauded ANSTA central for visiting government high schools under Tseminyu division.
The ANSTA central executives, accompanied by president ANSTA, Chiephobozou Unit, along with the executives of ANSTA, Tseminyu unit, on May 7 paid a visit to GHS Phenshünyu to interact with the headmaster and the staff of and acquaint themselves with the problems of the school which may perhaps was directly or indirectly affecting the performance of the school in the recently declared HSLC results. While interacting, it was learnt that the school had shortage of teaching staff, lack of proper administration, less student enrolment due to migration of students to other schools and lack of some subject teachers due to non appointment of substitutes against teacher on B. Ed training.
The team then went to GHS Kasha, and on interacting with the headmaster and staff learnt that one of the main reasons for poor performance of the school in the HSLC 2010 was the shortage of teachers, with only three graduate teachers and one private graduate teacher managed by the villagers. It was also made known that there is no science and social science teacher.
President, central ANSTA, Kepelhoutuo Chusi who was accompanied by the treasurer, president ANSTA, Chiephobbozou unit, president and the general secretary, Tseminyu unit, reminded the teaching staff in both the schools that teaching was the most noble job which requires dedication and sincerity as the future of the students depended on the teachers. He also exhorted them to follow teaching ethics and also encouraged them to work hard to achieve better results in future while assuring the association’s fullest support to work for the welfare of the teachers.
The team while evaluating after their visit to both the schools felt it was not right to blame the teaching staff for the poor performance of students in the exam adding “there are many factors which affects the performance of the students in the rural and urban set up”.
On inquiring about the performance of the school in the HSLC Exam in the past, it was also learnt that results in the past years were not satisfactory.
The president and the general secretary of Tseminyu unit have sought for immediate intervention to address the problems of the students as well as teaching community in Tseminyu district.