Shortage of Teachers: 1,241 in Dakshina Kannada, 649 in Udupi

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru/Udupi (SP)

Mangaluru/Udupi, Oct 23: A total of 1,890 posts of teachers are vacant in the primary and high schools in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts.

The schools and colleges have reopened after a long lull of 18 months. Primary schools too are scheduled to be opened soon. The government schools have witnessed an increase in admissions but the shortage of teachers persists. This can have a telling effect on the academic activities of the coming year.

Teachers’ shortage is felt in primary, high schools, PU colleges and degree colleges alike. Therefore, the existing teachers are under pressure to take more burden. As physical classes have commenced, the government has assured to appoint guest teachers and lecturers to ensure that the learning of students is not affected. However, this process is yet to begin.

The situation is not any better in aided schools and colleges. Their governing bodies are awaiting government permission to make appointments. In unaided educational institutions, the managements themselves appoint the teachers and hence they do not face any problem of shortage.

There is a shortage of 150 teaching staff in the government PU colleges of Dakshina Kannada and 106 in Udupi. Currently, lecturers from colleges where the pressure is less, are being deputed to colleges that are urgently in need of teaching staff.

In government degree colleges falling under Mangalore University, over 60 percent of the posts are vacant. The practice of appointing guest lecturers is followed here. But no new appointments have been made for the year 2021-22. The terms of the previous about 900 guest lecturers ended on September 22 this year and they are worried about their future.

In Dakshina Kannada district, out of 3,729 vacancies in primary schools, 2,701 have been filled and there is shortfall of 1028. In high schools, out of 1,172 posts, 959 have been filled and 213 are vacant.

In Udupi district, out of 2,174 posts in primary schools, 1,646 have been filled and 528 posts are vacant. In this district, out of 851 positions in high schools, 731 have been filled and 120 are vacant.















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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Government is not in favor of Acche Din ...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Oct 24 2021

    Result of Nav Bharata initiative..., By the Jokara., for the Jokara.., to the Jokara..., Mera desh badal raha hai..., the result/insult of less education/literacy.., now the criteria will be fixed to recruit based on association to particular color....

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Not a big news...........but our taxes are secure with Modi and CMs.

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  • Ms D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    The real reason is faculty are not given enough salary moreover they have been forced to work beyond working hours as if they don't have families. Moreover now most colleges have made passing NET, KSET, PHD compulsory. I honestly don't understand the logic behind this. Honestly how can only the teacher who has cleared competitive exams or has a doctorate be a good teacher. Heights of hypocrisy. Moreover they are also asked to publish research papers in which the colleges don't even refund the money.In schools teachers are overburdened with extracurricular activities , notes and reports. Teaching has become more clerical than actual teaching. Many are opting out of teaching profession because of this reason. Some institutions have all 6 days working and give more than 24hrs workload , imagine the health issues a teacher has to undergo. These things have to be changed. Only then this shortage will not be there.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    Part of NEP policy. MA without BA.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 23 2021

    [Breking] Vaccinations of teachers or anyone is not mandatory. - October 22, 2021. ..... Central Government filed an affidavit in Bombay High Court. Maharashtra Government's unlawfulness exposed. ...... In a new exposure of Malafides of State Government, made by the central government it is made clear that the Central Government never give any directions or they never meant for mandatory vaccination. However, the state government authorities started pressurizing & harassing teachers and the common man to take vaccines. The affidavit is filed in a Writ Petition No. 1820 of 2021 filed by teaches (Mr. Nelson Fernandes & Anr Vs State of Goa) The relevant Paras of the affidavit dated 08.10.2021 filed by the Under Secretary of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare reads thus; “9. that the directions and guidelines released by Government of India and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, do not entail compulsory or forcible vaccination against COVID 19 disease implying that COVID-19 vaccination is completely voluntary for all citizens of India. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has not formulated or suggested any policies for discrimination between citizens of India on the basis of their vaccination Status. ...... 10. That, it is duly advised, advertised, and communicated by MoHFW through various print and social media platforms that all citizens should get vaccinated, but this in no way implies that any person can be forced to be vaccinated against her/his wishes. ..... 11. That, as per the existing guidelines, there is no provisions for forcing any citizen to book appointment for Covid Vaccination ..... Ref:

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