On the occasion of teachers’ day celebrations Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday said that the state government will recruit new teachers.
“In the coming days, the government will recruit the total number of teachers who will retire in that year, recruit the equal number of new teachers, impart training and post them in the places of retiring teachers,” CM Bommai said,
Meanwhile, for the education field Rs 25,000 crore has been allocated by the state government of which Rs 19,000 crore goes towards the salary of teachers and Rs 5,000 crore to the development of schools.
“This program was announced on August 15 and that work will be completed within one year. Apart from this, 4000 new Anganwadi Centres will be established before August 15. The burden of teaching has been reduced thanks to the recruitment of new 15,000 teachers. Both the State and the Union governments have formulated a number of rules to maintain the quality of education and for well-maintained schools, and these rules have to be followed by school boards and teachers compulsorily,” Bommai said.
Moreover, to “check the exploitation of teachers” instructions have been given to simplify rules and incorporate discipline, CM Bommai said.
“It has been observed that No Objection Certificates are given for the opening of new schools without any inspection and this has impacted the child’s education and quality. Stern action will be taken against those who flout rules as well as against those who encourage such shortcuts,” Bommai said.
“The government is focusing on creating a conducive atmosphere for teachers to discharge their duties, and that decision will be based on the ground reality and humanity. But there will be no compromise when it comes to the development of the education field that will build the character of kids,” Bommai added.
However, calling for changes in education policy the government has given importance to education, CM Bommai said.
“We need to bring changes in education policy, system teachers and students. First, they need to find answers that what kind of education they required. And why do they need education? There is a need to bring changes to understand whether our kids are ready for the science age and to build characters; has patriotism has reached them or not. The world is changing and we need to change accordingly,” Bommai said.