DIMAPUR, Aug 22 - It is now a mandatory that no untrained teachers would be allowed to continue in service including the Government- aided schools and private schools beyond�May 31, 2019, Nagaland Minister for School Education and Parliamentary Affairs Tokheho Yepthomi informed today.
He said the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, has directed that all untrained elementary teachers have to be trained on or before�March 31, 2019�as per the Parliament Amendment Act section 23(2) of the Right to Education.
�If any teacher cannot undergo training in line with the directives of the MHRD, it will be better for those teachers to go on voluntary retirement,� the Minister added.
He was speaking at the two-day All Nagaland Government School Teachers� conference that began at the NBCC convention hall, Kohima today.
He further informed that the fate of 1,379 Hindi teachers in Nagaland have become a big issue as the MHRD has terminated the scheme from April 2017. The department is seriously examining how to absorb these teachers, he said.
Tokheho pointed out the reasons for unsatisfactory results in the Government schools over the past years. He assured that shortage of science and mathematics teachers in the Government schools will be provided within next few months.�
He also stressed that all teachers, school education boards and village councils should abstain from keeping proxy teachers as teachers and quality teaching influence the destiny of individuals, families, communities and nation.
�It is a complex and important profession for which we will always try to draw those with the best aptitude and greatest commitment to join as teachers,� he stated. Tokheho said with persistent learning, teachers became a stream of fresh water that nurtures and grows everything around them.
�We will continue to learn and pass on the love of learning to the students� should be professional commitment to learning and then the ability to apply what they have learned will make them a powerful role model of life-long learning to their students, he added.