Published by: Sheen Kachroo
Last updated: Sep 15, 2023 09:01 IST
Assam’s Education Minister Ranoj Pegu on Thursday said that 1,300 teaching posts in colleges and universities and over 15,000 similar posts in schools are vacant in the state.
Pegu also said that compared to the data at primary level in 2021-2022, the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) at the higher secondary level has declined.
Replying to a question from Congress MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed in the Assembly, Pegu said there are currently 16,300 vacant teaching positions in various institutions in the state.
He also said there were still 2,830 non-teaching positions unfilled in schools.
Pegu said there are 1,686 vacant principal positions, 320 vacant principal positions and 499 vacant vice principal positions in provincial secondary schools and senior secondary schools.
Replying to a question from CPI(M) legislator Manoranjan Talukdar, the minister said there are 465 teaching positions and 860 associate professors vacant in the state’s twelve universities.
Replying to a question from Congress MLA Bharat Chandra Narah, Pegu said Assam’s GER for primary education stood at 109.9 per cent, based on data from the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) 2021-2022.