Show cause notice to absent teachers

A village School Management Board (SMB) in Nagaland’s Phek district has issued show cause notice to eight teachers for being absent from duty since March-end. Teachers including the officiating headmaster, government school in the village to respond within 7 days. Chairman of SMB Thuvopisu Vesathu Dozo said that as a school management board they are concerned for the academic progress of the students and despite government standing orders directing the teachers to be present in place of posting, they are absent. He also said that concerned over the dilemma faced by students and parents in this remote village, the SMB and village authorities have purchased a projector to help students but in the absence of teachers it has become difficult to make it functional. He said the SMB only wants that the teachers make their presence felt, be it on roster system, so that students can clarify their doubts and attain quality education.

On being contacted, Principal Director of School Education, Shanavas C said, definitely schools cannot run due to the pandemic but teachers have to be present at the place of posting and make notes and worksheets for distribution to the students. Department has issued clear instructions to the government schools asking all teachers to be in station and help the students.

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