IAS officers go out of way to serve

By A O News Service

ITANAGAR, July 11: Shortage of subject teachers being a common problem in many schools in Arunachal Pradesh, Upper Subansiri DC Danish Ashraf had requested his wife Ruhi, a B Tech in Telecommunication Engineering and thorough in Physics, to teach Physics to over 90 students of Daporijo Govt HS School for them to secure good results.

Her initiative yielded results as pass percentage of students rose to 80% from previous year’s 21%, according to available information. In fact, the GHSS has no Physics teacher for over last five years.

Talking to this over telephone on Thursday, she said that people criticize the education system but never try to become a part of it. “When I taught students, I realized that they are very talented but lacked guidance and opportunities though they want to achieve something in life,” she added.

It is worth mentioning here that West Kameng DC Dr Sonal Swaroop, who obtained MBBS degree from Delhi’s Maulana Azaaad Medical College, has already set an example by attending patients whenever she gets a chance including district hospital at Bomdila by sparing time from her office duty.

Agency adds: About 50 IAS officers in Bhopal had taken up a unique initiative recently to teach students of Govt schools and help the teachers to improve quality of education. They teach subjects English and Hindi in different areas.

An initiative of Tarun Pithode, 17 officers of his team had taken classes in several Govt schools, including GHSs. They were willing to contribute by sparing two hours to teach before going to office. The move, jointly taken with school education department, aimed at “sharing the burden” of teachers. If higher officers join the initiative, it will help them in improving quality of education, Pithode said while Nidhi Nivedita added: “We are just motivating them by taking classes”.


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