Addressing press conference at a government rest house here today, she said that due to large scale irregularities during the education census conducted in schools across the state, the government would not recruit new teachers.
Many schools were found showing bogus students and drew salaries in the name of surplus teachers, she said, adding that the census revealed that the teacher-student ratio is less than 1:25 and in some places it is 1:9.
The government has introduced a teachers eligibility test (TET) for aspiring teachers, she said. She also said that a state-level convention of Federation of All Minority Educational Organisations (FAEM) would be held on November 10, at Aurangabad, where demands and problems of minority institutions would be discussed.
Over 30 per cent posts of teachers are vacant in universities and colleges in Uttar Pradesh, the State Legislative Assembly was told.
While 518 out of 1622 posts of teachers are vacant in state universities, 820 posts are vacant in degree colleges out of total 2219, state minister Abhishek Mishra said in reply to a question by BJP member Upendra Tiwari. Mishra added that the Uttar Pradesh government is trying to fill the vacant posts.
JK Govt suspends 40 teachers:
Jammu and Kashmir government today suspended 40 teachers of various schools in Jammu district for unauthorised absence from duty.
A high-level committee constituted by Director, School Education, Sourabh Bhagat found the teachers absent from duty during a surprise inspection, officials said.
The committee headed by Joint Director, Secondary Education, conducted surprise inspections at various schools and ordered suspension of the teaching and non-teaching staff found unauthorisedly absent from duty, they said.
At Government Higher Secondary School (Migrant) Jagti in Nagrota belt of Jammu, the inspection team suspended 33 staff members, including the Principal as only 7 of the total 40 officials were present, they said.
Similarly, at Government Middle School Jagti, 5 out of total 9 staff members were found absent from the duty and were placed under suspension, they said, adding two staff members were suspended at Government Higher Secondary School, Channi Himmat in Jammu city.