Wednesday, August 10, 2022

DoSE assures to address GHSS Phek issue

Taking note of the concerns raised by the Phek Town Youth Society (PTYS) in regards to functioning of GHSS Phek, principal director School Education Thavaseelan K said that the Department of School Education (DoSE) was seriously examining the matter and assured that all issues raised by PTYS would be addressed in conformity with the department’s norms.
It may be mentioned that the PTYS on Thursday closed down the Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Phek “indefinitely” following the expiry of ultimatum served on department of school education on July 27 to fulfil several demands.
In a press note, PD said that the new principal posted to GHSS Phek had already assumed charge on August 4, which was being manned by the vice principal. According to PD, GHSS Phek currently has a total enrolment of 585 students from Classes 7 to 12.
He further informed that the department has posted a Post Graduate Teacher (Tenyidie) to GHSS, Phek. PD said there were 23 PGTs– four English, two each for Geography, Political Science, Education, History, Chemistry, Maths and Computer Science and one each for Economics, Hindi, Physics, Botany and Zoology and eight GTs– three Science, two Social Sc. and one each for English, Maths and Hindi.
PD said that Science stream is being offered at GHSS Peren, GHSS Longleng and GHSS Kiphire from the current academic year. To activate the Science stream in these 3 districts and meet the demand of the students, he said one PGT each in Chemistry and Maths have been transferred from GHSS Phek and posted to GHSS Peren and GHSS Kiphire respectively. Post the recent transfer & posting, he said the School will have 22 PGTs and eight GTs totalling 30 teachers in all. PD, therefore, said the was sufficient number of teachers to run the school smoothly.
Citing a notification, PD said that the department reiterated that all PGTs were to teach Classes 9 and 10 in the relevant or general subjects as per the Nagaland School Education Service Rules 2017.
While highlighting shortage of PGTs, PD said that the department had recently requisition 116 posts of PGTs with the Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) to meet the needs of newly upgraded GHSSs.


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