To ensure optimum teacher-student ratio of 10:1, Tripura govt decides to distribute teachers in accordance to number of students in schools across state, says education minister Ratan Lal Nath
Agartala: Tripura BJP-IPFT government has decided to rationalise the number of teachers in accordance to the number of students in all schools across the state said state education minister Ratan Lal Nath.
Speaking in a press conference, Nath said that the posting of teachers was not done in accordance to the number of students in many schools and as a result, some schools has single teacher, while some has more than required.
“To ensure the optimum teacher-student ration of 10:1 the decision to distribute the teachers was taken by the state government,” Nath said.
Tripura has a total of 4,398 government and government-aided schools and 335 private schools in which around 5 lakh students are studying. The state government spends Rs 7,600 on each student in the primary section, and Rs 21,138 on each student at the elementary level.
He also said there are 1,640 schools at the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) which include 1,427 junior basic (JB), 212 senior basic (SB) and one Higher Secondary school.
“A total of 56,526 students and 5,153 teachers in addition with 912 teachers in deputation are imparting education in the TTAADC,” Nath added.
A meeting has been called on Tuesday by the education minister Ratan Lal Nath which would be attended the elementary education director, principal education officer, additional CEO of the TTAADC and other senior officials of the education department.
Speaking on a different note, Nath said that the education department has distributed 26.88 lakh textbooks in different government and government aided schools amid preparation for starting classes from June 15 next.
“We have distributed 25,37,107 textbooks in different schools across the state. Around 1.51 lakh textbooks of class IX were also distributed by the department”, Nath said.
He also informed that the textbooks of eight out of nine subjects of Class X and textbooks for 15 out of 29 subjects in higher secondary stage have arrived and they are yet to be distributed by the inspector of schools (IS) or headmasters.
Earlier on May 15, the state government had announced to distribute free textbooks translated from NCERT curriculum to around 14,000 students studying in 73 private Bengali-medium schools.