Published: 31st July 2017
Assam government to appoint 877 teachers in schools and colleges across the state
Assam government on Monday said that it will appoint 877 teachers in schools and colleges across the state within the next one week
Assam government on Monday said that it will appoint 877 teachers in schools and colleges across the state within the next one week. "We are going to appoint the teachers by August 7. Out of them, 105 teachers of five new colleges will receive appointment letters from the Chief Minister on August 4," Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said at a press conference in Guwahati. Five new government-run colleges have been set up in Behali, Dalgaon, Karimganj, Bongaigaon and Goalpara, he added.
Assam currently has only four government colleges - Cotton College, Diphu College, Haflong College and Kokrajhar College, of which Cotton has been transformed into a university. "These will be model colleges and named after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and classes will begin immediately. Construction work for another seven model colleges is going on. As per the new education policy, the government will set up all future educational institutes wherever there is a necessity," Sarma said.
In the next year, three more colleges will be set up in Karbi Anglong, Cachar and Nagaon, he added. Further saying that the government will hand over appointment letters to 626 Headmasters and 146 Assistant Headmasters in high schools across the state on August 7. "This will address a long pending issue of running high schools without any permanent headmaster," he added. The minister informed that 124 retired teachers have been appointed as special inspectors in as many schools, where pass percentage in the latest metric examination was below 10 per cent.