GUWAHATI, April 5 - At least 10,000 teachers would be recruited once the existing teacher-pupil ratio of the schools across the State is assessed during the ongoing school inspection exercise �Gunotsav�.
This was stated by State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while briefing the media persons here today.
The first phase of the three-phase �Gunotsav� began on Tuesday in eight districts, including Kamrup (Metro), under which as many as 12,320 schools would be covered. �Of these 12,320 schools, 4,320 were covered today and the rest would be covered in the next couple of days,� the minister said.
Top officials of the State Government, including the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Assam Police, today visited schools as external evaluators.
The State has asked its officials, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Forest Service (IFS) officials, to visit schools as external evaluators and grade them accordingly based on various parameters.
�Once the inspection exercise is over, we would send a personal grade-sheet to each of the 9,11,588 students. As far as the government is concerned, we would prepare an action plan and initiate remedial measures to address them,� Sarma said, adding that the underperforming students will be given remedial classes in the school itself.
On the efficacy of the teachers, Sarma pointed out that Gunotsav would go a long way in making the teaching staff more accountable. �Once the assessment report is prepared, we would opt for a multi-pronged approach to address the issues in a phased manner. As per our estimate, it would take at least five years to effect a complete overhaul,� he said.
He went on to state that Gunotsav will be an annual affair.