A regional convention of the Kerala Aided Higher Secondary Teachers’ Association (KAHSTA) will lay siege to the Higher Secondary Regional Deputy Directorate in the city on Saturday in protest against the “apathy shown in matters including giving approval for the newly created posts in the higher secondary sector.”

The association office-bearers, in a release on Tuesday, alleged that the functioning of the regional deputy directorate in Kozhikode, on which thousands of higher secondary school teachers from Malabar region depended, was in a complete mess. This was the only office that handled services related to salary, appointments, and benefits of over 12,000 higher secondary teachers and non-teaching staff. The office should have 40 staff. “But it has only 15 staff at present,” said association president Joshy Antoney in the release.