Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath handed over appointment letters to 31,277 assistant teachers selected by the UP Basic Education Board (UPBEB) for appointment against 69,000 vacancies of 2019.
“Basic education is the foundation of the entire system and thus teachers appointed by the Basic Education department have a huge responsibility on their shoulder. You are not only a teacher but also a friend and a guide for the student. You will be playing a crucial role in nation-building and its future,” Yogi said while presiding over a ceremony virtually on Friday.
“A lot has changed in the fundamental structure and quality of education in the last three-and-half years. Because of this, there has been an increase of over 50 lakh students in basic schools and we hope with your diligence, this will continue in future too,” the chief minister said, adding that the government was committed to providing drinking water in all primary schools and a work plan was ready for it.
Elaborating on the government’s commitment towards improving education in the primary section, the chief minister said that the government would appoint teachers as per the guidelines to ensure quality education in the primary schools.
“The government initiated recruitment of 69,000 in 2019. But some people are in the habit of creating hindrances and they went to the court. The appointments are being done as per the court’s directions and the remaining appointments will be done as soon as we get further directions from the court,” the chief minister said.
Congratulating the newly-appointed teachers, Yogi called upon them for their significant participation for a comprehensive improvement in the basic education.
“Teachers are expected to utilise full capacity of the students and also help establish a model school. Teachers are also expected to play an important role in society and they are instrumental in the upgradation of primary schools,” he said.
Handing over the appointment letters to five teachers of Lucknow, the chief minister said that the government was determined to ensure employment for the youth and fill up the vacancies in the education and other departments on merit with transparency, using modern technology.
While 5,948 teachers were appointed in the 2017-18 academic session, 46,319 teachers were appointed in the 2018-19 session. With the latest inclusion of 31,277 teachers, a total of 83,544 teachers have been appointed so far by the Yogi Adityanath government.
“The basic infrastructural facilities in basic schools will be disseminated timely under the Operation Kayalap. All efforts are underway for inclusive education of out-of-school and Divyang children. The government is committed to providing education to every child and will ensure that not a single child is left behind,” the chief minister stressed.