482 Postgraduate Teachers join non-government aided Higher Secondary Schools in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: As many as 482 Postgraduate Teachers (PGTs) today joined non-government aided Higher Secondary Schools in Odisha. This is the first batch of PG teachers to join such schools.
An induction programme was organized at state convention centre in Lok Seva Bhawan for the purpose in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM called upon the teachers to keep themselves updated on the latest academic skills, and use IT as a tool to make teaching more interesting.
He said their in-depth knowledge and expertise in different subjects will transform the classroom ecosystem and influence the learning of students in a positive way.
The Chief Minister expected all the teachers to discharge their duties with utmost dedication, play a significant role in transformation of the state and make it future ready.
Congratulating the teachers and their family members on the occasion, he said education determines the future of the students. It provides the foundational support for developing a better society. The quality of education is one of the indicators of individual and social development. Therefore, the state government gives top priority to education, said the Chief Minister.
Under the 5T initiative, the Higher Secondary Schools have undergone significant transformation in terms of infrastructure, and use of IT tools for enhancing learning experience. As many as 110 High Schools have been upgraded to Higher Secondary level and have started functioning this year alone, he informed.
The Chief Minister emphasized that Higher Secondary level is a crucial stepping stone for a student’s career leading to the path of technical and professional education. He urged upon the teachers to dedicate themselves for grooming the students in the best possible way.
Speaking on the occasion, School & Mass education Minister Sudam Marndi congratulated the newly-recruited teachers and said, “At least 50 per cent of the newly-recruited teachers are women. This is an indication of growing status of women and their empowerment in the state.”
School & Mass Education Secretary Aswathi S delivered the welcome address and Higher Secondary Director proposed the vote of thanks.