Hyderabad: Joint Action Committee (JAC) of unemployed individuals in Telangana organized a dharna in front of the office of the Education Commissioner here, demanding the immediate notification and filling up of 44,000 vacant teacher posts.
Speaking at the event, Member of Rajya Sabha and President of the National BC Welfare Association, R Krishnaiah said there is an urgent need to fill 24,000 teacher posts in government schools. Additionally, there are 4,900 vacant teacher posts in aided schools, 2,000 in Adarsh schools, and 1,500 in Kasturba schools.
There is a shortage of 4,000 computer teacher posts, 10,000 P.E.T. posts, 5,000 arts, crafts & drawing posts, 3,000 librarian posts, 4,000 junior assistant posts, and 10,000 attendant posts.
Krishnaiah expressed his anger at the government for neglecting to fill such a large number of vacancies, which has a detrimental impact on the future of students and the lives of the unemployed.
He alleged that children from poorest caste, unemployed from SC/ST/BC communities are not being appointed as teachers in government schools, hindering their development.
The BC leader criticized the government for weakening the education system by not filling 44,000 teacher posts.
Krishnaiah accused the government of spoiling the education system by employing temporary teachers under different names, such as part-time teachers, guest teachers, hourly-based teachers, educational volunteers, and contract teachers.
“There is a growing sentiment among the public that the state government is neglecting the education sector. With numerous vacant teacher posts across government schools, parents are reluctant to send their children to these schools due to the lack of teachers”, he added.