Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Had MLA Shambunath Nayak not put the question, Orissa’s School and mass education Minister Sanjiv Sahu would never have voluntarily informed the Assembly this session that more than one third of the Primary Schools in Orissa are running without Principals. Out of 15,741 Government Upper Primary Schools, there are no Head Masters in 5491 Schools, he has said.

To another question from MLAs Chiranjibi Biswal and Ramesh Chandra Majhi, his answer has revealed how shamelessly the Government has strangulated Primary Education.

By end of 2008, there were 43,198 vacancies against sanctioned posts of Primary teachers, he has confessed.

He has admitted that the vacancies have increased thus massive from 27,840 of 2004.

In 2004 Navin Patnaik was the Chief Minister. In 2008 the Chief Minister was he only. And, he is the Chief Minister as on today.

Why fellows of such incorrigible nonchalance are getting support in politics when they play havoc like this on education of our future generation?

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