With a view to bring about internal reforms and strengthen the administration, the education department of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) recently issued transfer orders of 47 teachers for their long stay in one school. The AMC runs 78 schools, having 517 teachers, in the city. The sanctioned posts are 535, but some are lying vacant due to retirement of teachers.
Of the total schools, 47 are of Marathi medium, 18 of Urdu and 13 are combined (Marathi and Urdu) medium schools. A total of 378 Marathi medium and 139 Urdu medium teachers are on the roll of the AMC.
Education officer A M Shaikh confirmed the transfers of 38 Marathi and 9 Urdu medium teachers. The transfers have been made on the directives of the municipal commissioner, he said.
Meanwhile, the civic body has decided to focus its attention on imparting quality education in its schools and encouraging students to continue their high school education.
Help of 40 clock-hour-basis (CHB) teachers is being taken to impart quality education to students studying from Class VIIIth to Xth. Presently, the AMC runs high school classes in 12 schools only, but is planning to start more.
"To avoid school dropouts and encourage the students to complete at least their high school education, the AMC will soon be starting Class VIIIth in 15 more schools, from this year. The talks are also underway to start two nursery schools, one each in Marathi and Urdu medium schools, soon," said education officer A M Shaikh.