First batch of teachers to join such institutions
Bhubaneswar: 482 teachers have today joined non-government-aided higher secondary schools in the state, marking the first batch of post graduate teachers (PGT) to be part of such institutions. The induction program took place at the state convention center in Lok Seva Bhawan, where Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik addressed the new teachers.
In his speech, the Chief Minister encouraged the teachers to stay abreast of the latest academic skills and utilize technology as a tool to enhance the teaching process. He expressed confidence that their profound knowledge and expertise in various subjects would positively influence the classroom environment, fostering an improved learning experience for students.
The Chief Minister emphasized the crucial role teachers play in the transformation of the state and urged them to carry out their duties with utmost dedication, contributing significantly to making the state “Future Ready.” Recognizing the importance of education in shaping the future, he congratulated the teachers and their families, highlighting education as a foundational support for building a better society.
Under the 5T initiative, the Chief Minister highlighted the significant improvements in infrastructure and the integration of IT tools in Higher Secondary Schools to enhance the learning experience. He informed the audience that 110 High Schools have been elevated to the Higher Secondary level and are now operational, contributing to the educational landscape.
Highlighting the pivotal role of the Higher Secondary level in a student’s career path towards technical and professional education, the Chief Minister called upon teachers to dedicate themselves to the holistic grooming of students.
School & Mass Education Minister Shri Sudam Marndi congratulated the newly recruited teachers, emphasizing that nearly 50 percent of them are women, symbolizing the growing status and empowerment of women in the state.
Two newly appointed teachers, Rashmi Mishra and Ipsita Behera, shared their experiences, attributing the streamlined recruitment process, completed in just four months, to the transformative impact of the 5T initiative. The welcome address was delivered by School & Mass Education Secretary Aswathi S, and the vote of thanks was proposed by the Higher Secondary Director.