Bhubaneswar, Sep 26:
Rashtriya Madhyamik Sikshya Abhiyan, the Odisha government has decided to recruit 17,181 Sikshya Sahayaks and 4700 contractual teachers and expedite construction of new school buildings for successful implementation of the Centrally-sponsored programme.
Presiding over a high-level review meeting at the State Secretariat here on Thursday, chief minister Naveen Patnaik directed the concerned departments to expedite construction of new school buildings and complete it within a specified time frame.
Out of a total of 178 school buildings to be constructed under the programme, 89 school buildings have been completed while the rest would be completed by December this year, the meeting revealed.
The process for recruitment of 17,181 Sikshya Sahayaks including 3000 Bhasa Sikshyak Sahayaks would be completed by December while 4700 contractual teachers would be recruited before Dussehra, sources privy to the deliberations told OST.
Considering the shortage of trained teachers in the state, the meeting decided to open more B Ed colleges and CT training institutes and other training institutes for teachers of other languages.
Laying emphasis on more B Ed colleges in the tribal dominated areas, the chief minister asked the School and Mass Education department to prepare a blueprint in association with the SC and ST Development department.
Among others, school and mass education minister Rabi Narayan Nanda, secretary Usha Padhee, Development Commissioner I Srinivas and senior officials of Rural Development and school and mass education departments were present at the meeting.