Teachers` stir prompts back-up plan for evaluators

With adhoc teachers in Meghalaya threatening to boycott the ensuing board examinations, the government is preparing a back-up plan to ensure that the students are not affected.

Last Updated: Feb 23, 2011, 16:00 PM IST

Shillong: With adhoc teachers in
Meghalaya threatening to boycott the ensuing board examinations, the government is preparing a back-up plan to ensure that the students are not affected.

"We are preparing a back-up plan for the evaluators.
We are also looking for invigilators. I was told by my
officers that we are placed comfortably and that the strike
should not jeopardise the future of the students," Education
Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh said.

The Khasi-Jaintia Adhoc Teachers Association` has
decided to go on token strike in the city on March 1 followed
by a `non-cooperation` in the invigilation and evaluation of
the upcoming higher secondary examinations starting from March
2.

The adhoc teachers are demanding equal pay and status
as that of teachers in deficit schools.
Stating that the education department has already
proposed to enhance the remuneration of the adhoc teachers,
Lyngdoh said the agitation is not justified.

"You just cannot say that I am going for strike
tomorrow because I want this very badly. You need to be very
logical and above all they have never attempted to meet me,"
the education minister said.
She said there is no harm in proposing anything and
the department may consider processing the proposal.

"But in no way it is good to go on the streets. At the
end of the day you are jeopardising your students` future,"
she added.

PTI