Nimbutala School hit by shortage of teachers

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SUBRATA
NIMBUTALA
31 Aug 2018

Sourabh Das, father of a class VII student of Govt. Secondary School, Nimbutala in Middle Andaman, is a worried man. He has not yet decided whether to let his son continue his studies in the same school as it suffers from acute shortage of teachers. Academic activities at Govt. Secondary School, Nimbutala are reportedly in disarray as the institution suffers from shortage of atleast seven teaching staff. “Though the Education Department is taking steps to improve the quality of education in different parts of these islands, the Secondary School at Nimbutala has probably failed to garner the attention of the administration. The academic activities of our children are being hampered as the school is presently running short of five teaching faculty. The position of Headmaster (Secondary), Headmaster (Primary), GTT (Maths [Hindi Medium]), GTT (Humanities [Hindi Medium]), GTT (Humanities [Bengali Medium]), Laboratory Assistant and Craft Instructor (Computer) have been lying vacant for the past many months. We  have attracted the attention of the Director of Education about the shortage of teachers at the school and expect corrective steps to be taken soon,” said some parents.