Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Education office teaching teachers a lesson

DIPAYAL: A probe has been initiated to take action against teachers who have employed their proxies at various schools in the far western region.

According to Far-West Regional Education Directorate Chief Lakkhan Thapa, his office has directed education offices under the Directorate to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter. The move follows widespread complaint that quite a few schools had proxy teachers while those appointed ones were working somewhere else.

“We will take action if anyone found guilty,” said Thapa, adding, “The civil society should also bring such issues to our notice and help us discourage such ill-practices.”

The Directorate has asked its source persons to find out the number of proxy teachers in their respective areas and report to it.

Bajura District Education Officer Surendra Parajuli said his office took action against five teachers on the charge of keeping proxy teachers. According to him, the office took internal action and has blocked their remuneration.

Doti CDO Lokmani Joshi informed that the office has found one proxy teacher in Gajari VDC to date.

“Action will initiated after we receive a report from across the district,” added Joshi. In Accham too, proxy teachers have been found working in place of those who had the official appointment.

source: The Himalayan Times