Hyderabad: June 23 ( PMI ) Although the schools are set to reopen on July 1, with full preparedness, there is a dearth of 25 percent of teaching staff in all the budget schools across the State. It is said that several teachers, who left the State citing the closure of schools in March owing to the ongoing pandemic, have not yet returned from their homeland. Even the school managements of budget schools are unsure of their availability on whether they will return or not once schools reopen, which has left them perplexed.
It is said that the teachers who were employed in the State hailed from Kerala, Odisha, West Bengal, and other neighboring States. And, the management said those teachers have not resigned nor were removed from schools. But, if they do not attend once schools resume, the schools will gear up for recruiting new teaching staff instead.
The Telangana Teachers Private Forum (TPTF) said that more than 1,000 budget schools were shut down due to which many teachers lost jobs. “Some budget schools have taken loans through on properties to run their schools. On the other hand, the schools are demanding the government to provide funds,” said Lakshmi of the TPTF women wing. ( PMI )