The Meghalaya Upper Primary Adhoc Schools Teacher Association (MUPSTA) has called for a mass meeting of teachers on December 3 to chart out a next step as, it said, the state government has ignored the teachers’ demands.
In a release today, MUPSTA’s Garo Hills unit said that upper primary adhoc teachers are facing a “grim reality” with the government refusing to meet their demands citing financial difficulties in the state.
MUPSTA’s regional president, SR Marak, reminded Chief Minister Conrad Sangma that he had pledged to make education his government’s top priority if given the mandate to rule in 2018.
Yet, the reality of the Sangma-led government has fallen far below the teaching community’s expectations, Marak said, adding, “Today his promises are nothing but deceptive and full of emptiness.”
The mass teacher meeting will be held at Asanang in West Garo Hills on December 3 to decide a future course of action.