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Cong govt shifting teachers arbitrarily from schools: SAD

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday alleged the Congress government was shifting teachers arbitrarily from middle schools.

In a statement here, former minister and SAD spokesman, Daljit Singh Cheema, said this would have a most adverse effect on education services in the state. He said the state government seemed to be playing with the future of poor students studying in the government schools with Punjabi and Hindi learning suffering the most.

Cheema said the education department had issued a letter by its district education officers in which the schools heads had been directed to shift their surplus staff to the schools facing staff crunch. The SAD leader said that though the department has used the word ‘surplus’, but the schools that were asked to shift their teachers only had the required strength of six teachers.

“Teachers of Science, Social Studies, Punjabi, Hindi, Arts and Craft and Physical Training Instructor (PTI) are required in every school.