No teacher would lose job due to new MOI policy: Kamat

Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 21:00

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat
has said that no teacher would be rendered jobless due to the
changed Medium of Instruction (MOI) policy, which now allows
English along with Konkani and Marathi as a MOI.
Kamat allayed the fear that there would be surplus
teachers, as Konkani and Marathi medium schools would switch
to English.

"All the teachers in the existing Marathi and Konkani
primary schools can teach English. Gone are the days when
primary teachers were just 10th passed in Konkani or Marathi
medium. The teachers now pass their tenth exam in English,"
Kamat reasoned.

Kamat said that the schools where the number of students
was too small would be turned into a cluster.
"We have formed a monitoring committee which will look
into all these issues," he said.

Meanwhile, the government is drawing flak for making
English as an additional MOI.

Organisations such as Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch
(BBSM) have threatened statewide agitation, if government does
not reverse the decision.


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First Published: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 21:00

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