Thousands of teachers in UP schools are unqualified for the job

Thousands of teachers in UP schools are unqualified for the job
Thousands of teachers in UP schools are unqualified for the job
Lucknow:   There were more  than 49,000  teachers in government schools in Uttar Pradesh who did  not  possess necessary qualification  for the job. This anomaly has been detected by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in its latest report after studying  the situation in the state in different fields including education between years 2011-12 and 2015-16 . Many of them may not have retired and may be continuing to educate children without proper qualification.
The Samajwadi Party  which took over from the Bahujan Samaj Party in the year 2012 ruled during most  of this period. This year the Bharatiya Janata Party replaced the SP government.
Of the total unqualified teachers, over 18,000 were employed in primary schools and the rest were imparting education to students in higher classes.
The report has also pointed out some other anomalies. It has found that  over 64 crores of rupees were spent on providing electricity to government schools but children in 34,000 school were found to have  no power connection during the period under review.
 Taking  the average student per school as 100,  it meant that 34 lakh students studied in hot summer months of  April of May without  fan . They had to sweat  it out, Normally schools are closed for summer vacation in the state after  May 15.
The CAG has disputed the government’s  annual drop-out  rate. The report says that on an average 20 lakh students dropped out per year between 2010 and 2016. The government estimate had put the figure at 0.63 lakh per year.
There was  also  a gradual decline in the number of poor students on the rolls, according to the report, which contradicts the government in this area too.
Worse is that some central government sponsored schemes were not implemented on time and as a result, it will not receive a grant of  about Rs 2300 crores.  It will add to the  debt burden of the state which is already on the higher side.


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