Ajoy Sharma, special principal secretary to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, during his visit to the Residential Senior Secondary School for Meritorious here on Friday said that there is an urgent need to recruit more teachers at the school.
He said, “Only one teacher is handling the entire Class 11 (commerce stream) comprising 47 students. Not only that, there is only one teacher for English and Punjabi subjects each in both the classes (Classes 11 and 12) having total 307 students.”
Sharma also interacted with students of commerce, medical and non-medical stream.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Sharma said, “The aim of the visit was to get feedback of facilities being provided to students and teachers. However, students have expressed happiness over experienced faculty at the school.”
The exams are scheduled to start from Monday so students were seen revising the syllabus.
“More number of teachers would ensure quality education, which is the reason we have decided to hire more teachers,” he added.
Regarding the regular post of principal and warden, he said, “The recruitment process is underway and soon we will come to a conclusion.”
When asked about duration of coaching to be provided for students, Ajoy said that dates are being finalised and talks are won with coaching institutes and till then, the school teachers have been given the task of conducting coaching classes.
He also informed that to provide medical aid in case of any emergency, a pharmacist will be deputed at the school.
It is the third time the project director for meritorious schools has asked coaching institutions to submit presentations.
The posts of warden, principal and data entry operators are still lying vacant. Anoop Kumar Passi is the officiating principal of the school since August 4 and teachers, on rotation basis, are handling the charge of warden.