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Concern on selection of teachers
Dec 21
Published on 22 Dec. 2010 12:38 AM IST
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It is regrettable to read the news item ‘ENSF representation to education department’ in a local daily on December 21 pertaining to advertisement of graduate and primary teachers. While the government strives to eradicate illiteracy and provide quality education to the younger generation, let us support them. As students’ body, let us check for fair selection instead.
It is understood that ENSF have been demanding for exemption on teacher recruitment policy since 2008 and I hope some may have got appointed as desired. But why should be that demands? Is there any institute in the respect of three districts? If it is there, there is no justification in your demand. If not, the government should look upon it on top priority.
There were times that our parents had to walk two to three days with full load of rations in their backs for whole month and perhaps for the year and went to school away from home on foot due to lack of communication.
Those were the days which has turned and interesting and painful tale to tell. If it still persists, it is our failure and we should check what went wrong. In our primary school days, we were taught to pronounce ‘Diamond’ and ‘Demon’, an ‘Island’ as ‘Eastland’, ‘unique’ as Unikiew’ etc., yet our teachers taught us with great devotion.
I wonder if they are still in service. A few of their students are officers, some self employed and some unemployed. Hundreds have dropped primary school because of the harsh environment/atmosphere which was not conducive for learning apart from the harsh corporal punishment. Those were the days when we did not have trained teachers and training institute. But why not now?
We should have encouraged the students and the educated unemployed youth for undergoing various professional/vocational trainings and equip them with the challenges of this competitive world and instead demand for well trained teachers or professionals rather than demanding for exemption etc.
Let us be realistic and try to wipe out the word ‘Remote and under developed” from our minds and try to pave way for future.
Among, Tuensang.

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