Almost all govt schools in A & N Islands are running without a Principal: Andaman MP

Port Blair : The lone Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma has demanded filling up of all vacant posts of Principals, Vice Principals, Head Masters and Teachers in the Department.

According to the Member of Parliament, almost all schools run by Andaman and Nicobar Administration are running without a Principal and many schools are running without Vice Principal and Head Master, which is adversely impacting the entire education system and also the management of all schools.

Recently during a meeting with the Director of Andaman’s Education Department, Mr Sharma mentioned that such vacancies have also become a major hindrance for the promotion and professional growth of the teachers, who shoulder the crucial responsibilities of educating our next generation.

The Member of Parliament added that he has been informed that there are a huge number of vacant posts of teachers in the Education Department while thousands of qualified youths in Andaman are waiting for years for these jobs.

“Not only this, the shortage of teachers in various schools will certainly impact the quality of education, for which students of these islands will suffer greatly,” Mr Sharma said.

Pointing out all these issues, the Member of Parliament demanded immediate filling up of all vacant posts of Principals, Vice Principals, Head Masters and teachers.

There are 396 schools in A & N Islands spread over 36 Islands. Of these, 306 are managed by the Department of Education, 02 by Kendriya Vidhyalaya Sangathan, 02 by Navodaya Vidhyalaya Samiti, 2 are aided schools, 02 schools are maintained by Municipal Council and 71 are privately managed schools.