Assam will appoint 8000 teachers

Guwahati, Aug 11 : The Assam Government is now ready to appoint 8000 teachers in the vacant posts at various schools across the state, a top official said on Wednesday.

“Around 8000 posts of teachers are lying in vacant and the state government has already decided to fill up all the vacancies," said Education Minister of state government Gautam Bora at a press conference here on Wednesday.

Bora further said, “Education department has taken up steps to appoint additional teachers on contractual basis in various schools, where there is shortage teaching staff.”

Talking about development of education in the state, the Education Minister said, “The state Government has taken several steps for development of education in the state. As a part of the development, Class V will be included in the lower primary section and Class VIII will be taken in the upper primary section.”

“In next academic year, Class IX and Class X will be included in secondary education,” Bora added.

Meanwhile, National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus will be introduced from Class I to Class VIII in the state from next academic year.

The Assam state Education Minister also said provincial college teachers will be allowed to draw their salaries as per the revised scale of UGC. The payment will be made in the enhanced scale from September.