BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 23rd December 2023: Several schools in Tripura are grappling with a severe shortage of teachers, leading to frustration among aspiring educators. The State Teachers’ Recruitment Board (TRBT) conducted the Secondary Teachers’ Recruitment Exam (STGT) in 2022, but the delay in releasing results has prompted aspiring teachers to voice their concerns through protests.
STGT aspirants gathered in a collective effort to draw attention to the dire need for more teachers in Tripura schools. Despite the urgency of the matter, the state government has yet to take substantial steps to address the teacher shortage crisis.
Expressing their dissatisfaction, the aspirants, who have been awaiting results for over a year and four months, lamented the lack of initiative on the part of the government. They argue that the delay in releasing the results has only exacerbated the already critical shortage of teachers in various schools across the state.
The aggrieved candidates have repeatedly approached the TRBT seeking updates on the recruitment process, but their efforts have been met with silence from the education department. Frustrated by the lack of progress, the aspirants staged a protest in front of the Ujjayanta Palace on Friday.
During the demonstration, the aspiring teachers appealed to Chief Minister Professor (Dr.) Manik Saha to expedite the recruitment process and address the teacher shortage urgently. They emphasized the need for prompt announcement of results and completion of the recruitment process to fill the vacant teaching positions in Tripura schools.
The candidates argue that the prolonged delay not only hampers their career prospects but also leaves several schools without qualified educators, adversely affecting the quality of education provided to students.