Staff Reporter

PUDUKOTTAI: The district wing of the Tamil Nadu High and Higher Secondary School Teachers’ Association have urged the Education Department to bifurcate the Directorate of School Education into high and higher secondary units.

In a memorandum submitted to the Chief Educational Officer here on Wednesday, the district president of the Association, T. Ramamurthy said that the academic and administrative efficiency would improve, through the bifurcation of the Directorate.

The Association also urged the State government to create a post of District Education Officer for every 70 schools. The memorandum also pleaded for posting of subject-wise teachers for SSLC classes on the lines of Plus Two course. It wanted special efforts for handling History classes in both the SSLC and Plus Two courses. While the number of periods should be increased from the present 5 to 7 for the SSLC section, exclusive post of History Teacher should be created at all the Higher Secondary Schools in the State. The other demands included grant of special allowance for graduate teachers qualified with M. Phil degree; creation of the post of Assistant Headmaster for every high school, irrespective of the students’ strength; and expeditious disbursement of advance and General Provident Fund to the private teachers.

Earlier, the office-bearers of the Association staged an agitation in front of the Chief Educational Officer’s office. The vice-presidents of the Association M. Thangappa and R.R. Ganesan and the Organiser of the Women’s Wing, K. Sugantha were among those who spoke.