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Gogoi plea to upgrade education over time

Guwahati, Dec. 5: Chief minister Tarun Gogoi today said education for children should be updated with the changing times to enable them to move ahead on the path of success.

Gogoi was speaking at a function organised by the state department of elementary education in the city, during which he distributed appointment letters to 3,282 siksha mitras from 21 districts who had cleared the teachers’ eligibility test (TET) this year.

Siksha mitras are teachers who have been working under the Sarba Siksha Abhijan Mission.

Congratulating the teachers on their appointment as primary teachers, Tarun Gogoi said, “Education paves the way to find a tangible solution to any problem. We should try to update the quality of education with the passage of time so that it helps us to march ahead. The responsibility of shaping the future of children rests with the teachers. I hope that all the teachers will discharge their responsibility diligently and impart quality education to the children.”

“Our government will provide all facilities and scope to the teachers so that they can discharge their duties without facing any difficulty. Their loving guidance will surely help our students to be successful in whatever they undertake. Our students are very talented. With hard work and perseverance, many of them have managed to earn recognition nationally as well as internationally,” said Gogoi.

Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was present on the occasion, said the 3,282 primary teachers have been appointed with full pay.

The state government has also taken measures to appoint 600 siksha mitras in Karbi Anglong, Bodo Territorial Areas District and Dima Hasao as primary teachers.

“We will again hold TET for candidates who have not managed to clear it this time. However, the teachers have to secure a diploma in education if they want to continue in their post. They can enrol for this course at the Krishna Kanta Handique Open University. During the past two years, we have appointed 43,000 school teachers and will appoint another 15,000 by March 31 next year. Moreover, another 4,000 posts of teachers are lying vacant in Mising, Bodo, Rabha and Bengali mediums. We will fill up these posts through TET by February 28,” said Sarma.

From December next year, the work of all teachers will also be reviewed annually.