Govt planning to assign B.Ed students for conducting online classes
Thiruvananthapuram: Ignoring the thousands of teachers who received appointment order, the Kerala government is planning to assign B.Ed students for conducting online classes for school students. Deputy Directors of Education in Kasaragod and Palakkad gave directions in this regard.
In addition to the digital classes through the Victers channel, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced the plans to introduce online classes which allow teachers and students to interact through the virtual platform. But the education department has been struggling to find teachers for the online classes.
The Deputy Director of Education (DDE) respective districts held meetings and found solution for this. According to this, the department is planning to assign B.Ed graduates and final year B.Ed students for conducting online classes. DDEs of Kasaragod and Palakkad have already taken action for the same.
This decision is taken when a large number of eligible teachers are waiting to join duty after receiving appointment order through PSC. The teachers also expressed concern that assigning ineligible teachers to conduct online classes will affect the future of the students.
Even after admitting that there is shortage of teachers, the government has taken a firm stand that all appointments will be carried out only after reopening the schools. Over 6000 candidates are waiting to join duty after receiving advice memo and appointment order.
According to reports, over 8000 teacher vacancies are reported in government schools. Nearly same number of vacancies are reported in aided schools too.