Shortage of 2,082 teachers in primary schools of 2 dists: Gujarat govt
According to a recent report, there is a severe shortage of teachers in two districts of Gujarat, with as many as 54 government primary schools functioning with only one teacher each. The report also indicates that over 900 teaching positions are vacant in these districts, which is causing significant concern among educators and policymakers alike.
During a recent session of the state Assembly, Education Minister Kuber Dindor acknowledged the shortage of teachers in Jamnagar and Devbhumi Dwarka districts and assured the House that steps are being taken to address the situation. Dindor explained that 46 schools in Devbhumi Dwarka and eight in Jamnagar are functioning with only one teacher each, and that the vacancies are due to transfers and retirements.
In total, there are currently 905 vacant teaching positions in government-run, granted, and non-granted primary schools in the two districts. Dindor assured the House that the state government is taking various measures to ensure that students do not suffer due to the shortage of teachers. The recruitment process for new teachers is currently underway, and in the meantime, the government is providing temporary teaching staff to schools facing a shortage.
Dindor informed the Assembly that 102 visiting teachers have been appointed in Jamnagar and 256 in Devbhumi Dwarka as a temporary measure. Additionally, he noted that over 2,000 teaching positions are vacant in government primary schools in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar districts. However, the government is committed to ensuring that no student is deprived of education due to the shortage of educators, he emphasized.
Overall, the shortage of teachers in Gujarat's primary schools is a serious concern, but the state government is taking steps to address the situation and provide students with the education they deserve.