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Local youth in Goa teaches students after teacher failed to join duty


Panaji, Sep 22 (IANS): After a senior teacher refused to join duty in the distant village of Uguem in South Goa, Premanand Rekdo, a D.Ed (Diploma in Education) certified teen and ex-student has taken the onus of educating in authorities colleges students professional bono.
With Rekdo educating in the unattended and ignored authorities faculty for 4 days now, native villagers have hailed this good samaritan and his story has gone viral in Goa.
The Education Department on Thursday ordered an inquiry in regards to the teacher, who disobeyed the order to take cost of this main faculty.
Primary Government School in Valkini-Uguem, having Class 1 to 4 with 18 students, was with no teacher since September 1, 2022, after the retirement of the earlier teacher on August 31. However, the Parents Teacher Association requested the retired teacher to take courses because the one who was deputed to substitute her didn’t obey the order of the Education Department and failed to join duty.
Santosh Rekdo, PTA Chairman, advised IANS that on their request, the retired teacher took courses for round 16 days. Then they approached native youth Premanand Rekdo for the job.
“We took up the issue with the Education Department and today one teacher was sent to the school,” Santosh Rekdo mentioned.
Premanand Rekdo took up the duty of serving to the coed neighborhood on request. “I took the classes for four days on request of the PTA,” Premanand Rekdo, who studied in the identical main faculty, advised.
Rekdo mentioned that regardless of having a D.Ed, he’s jobless and is in search of one.
Shailesh Zingade, Education Director, advised IANS that an inquiry has been ordered into the case of a teacher who disobeyed the order. “Today, we had sent a teacher to that school and now in the afternoon, a fresh order has been sent to the same teacher (who disobeyed order) to join that school tomorrow,” Zingade mentioned.
Zingade mentioned that the Education Department will recruit 142 lecturers in Primary colleges to fill the backlog.
Senior officer from the Education Department on situation of anonymity mentioned that politician’s interference in the world of training stops them from guaranteeing choices. “We have a backlog of teachers in Primary school, hence we decided to depute high school teachers in primary schools, but they hold the orders by coming with favours from politicians,” he mentioned.
“Personal Assistants of politicians call us and asks to stop the transfer orders. If everyone starts doing this then how we will run schools?” he questioned.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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