Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government, which has decided to reopen the Primary and Upper Primary schools after the Saraswati Puja, has said that there will be no shortage of teachers.
Announcing this on Saturday, School and Mass Education minister Samir Ranjan Dash said as there is a shortage of teaching staff in the Primary and Upper Primary schools, steps have been taken to appoint teachers and retired teachers to ensure seamless classroom teaching.
“Instructions have been issued to the District Education Officers (DEOs) and the Block Education Officers (BEOs) to appoint qualified teachers to fill up the vacancies in the schools under their jurisdiction. Apart from this, they have been asked to engage the retired teachers,” he added.
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Stating that there will be no classes for the Primary and Upper Primary students on Sunday, the minister said to ensure the health security of the children, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) will issue a standard operating procedure (SOP) to be followed by the schools.
On the date of reopening of the Primary and Upper Primary schools, he said as the Anganwadi centres have reopened, the state government will take a decision in this regard soon.