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Odisha OSSTET Exams: B.Ed Students Protest Against 200 Marks Language Test, Minister Responds

Tension erupted outside the residence of minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Friday (July 8) after students pursuing Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) staged a protest criticising the decision of government to conduct the language test for 200 marks in the Odisha Secondary School Teacher Eligibility Test (OSSTET).

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  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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Odisha: 26 Teachers, 2 Students Test Covid-19 Positive In Gajapati On Day-2 Of School Reopening

Paralakhemundi: As many as 26 teachers and two students from various schools in Gajapati district have tested positive for the Covid-19. The development came a day after the reopening of schools for Standard X and XII which were closed for the last nine months. Confirming the reports, the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Pradip Patra […]

  • Wednesday, 07 April 2021
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Two Teachers From Odisha Bag CBSE Award

Bhubaneswar: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank conferred CBSE Teachers Award to 38 Teachers and Principals of CBSE affiliated schools including two Odia teachers during an online ceremony in New Delhi on Wednesday. The two teachers from Odisha Dhananjoy Pan, principal of Delhi Public School, Paradip Refinery Township, Jagatsinghpur and Swapna Rani Panigrahi, social science […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
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Odisha Teacher's Husband Thrashes Students Inside Primary School

Bolangir: Despite stringent laws in place to make schools corporal punishment-free, incidents to the contrary continue to rise in Odisha. In one such incident, some class 1 students of Jalpali primary school in Patnagarh area of Bolangir were allegedly thrashed for not drawing a picture properly. The shocking part is that they were thrashed inside […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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Nil Results in Matric Exams: Odisha stops annual increments of headmasters, teachers

Bhubaneswar: Taking stern note of poor performance in government and aided schools which recorded 0% and less than 50 % results in the 2019 matriculation exam, Odisha government on Tuesday cracked the whip by stopping the annual increments of headmaster and teachers of the concerned schools. In a letter issued to all district education officers, […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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Just 4 Teachers for 266 students! Odisha School Grapples With Staff Shortage

Bhawanipatna: Protesting acute shortage of staff, students and parents locked up the Paria High School under Bhawanipatna Sadar block of Kalahandi district. As per reports, there are only four teachers for 266 students from Class 1 to 10th. Due to shortage of staff, teaching has been hampered in the school following which parents and guardians […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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Agitating teachers return to schools wearing black badges

Bhubaneswar: Vowing to continue their protests, teachers, lecturers and employees of block grant schools and colleges resumed duty today wearing black badges. After their 40-day long cease-work, the teachers have decided to continue their stir wearing black badges while resuming their work. While most agitating block teachers have returned to work; according to the decision […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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Agitating block grant teachers to wear black badges

Bhubaneswar: The agitating teachers under the aegis of Odisha School and College Teachers’ and Employees’ United Forum have decided to discontinue their protest from tomorrow. The teachers will now return to their respective schools after 38 days and teach students by wearing black badges. However, teachers from two districts will continue to stage protest in […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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Odisha teachers to continue agitation; threaten to resign en masse

Bhubaneswar: An inter-ministerial committee meeting held today to address the issues of agitating teachers ended inconclusively following which the protestors said that they will intensify their agitation and threatened to resign en masse. According to sources, while the State government sought 3 months time to resolve the issue, the agitating teachers said they want a […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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Op-Ed: To My Teachers, With Love

Writing in ThePrint today, senior journalist Shivam Vij has listed no less than five reasons why Teachers’ Day should be ‘abolished’. All the five reasons cited by Vij – deification of teachers, poor teaching quality, absence of social equality and critical thinking in teacher-student relationship, sexual abuse and corporal punishment – have some truth. But […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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Op-Ed: ‘Teaching A Lesson’ To The Teachers

Now that the High Court has struck down the October 22, 2017 notification issued by the state government insisting on an affidavit to be furnished by the agitating teachers before they become eligible for revised pay under the grant-in-aid (GIA) policy as violative of the fundamental rights granted to all citizens under Articles 14 & […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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Agitating Odisha teachers refuse to budge, strike enters fifth day

Bhubaneswar: Braving rain, thousands of teachers under the banner of Odisha School College Teachers and Employees’ United Forum continued their indefinite strike for the fifth consecutive day today. The teachers have been staging dharna at Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar since August 16 over non-fulfilment of their earlier demands. “Despite lightning and rain, around 60,000 teachers […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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Altercation breaks out between parents & teachers at Unit-VIII DAV Public School

Bhubaneswar: Parents and guardians of the children studying in Unit-VIII DAV Public School, Bhubaneswar gheraoed the Principal’s office on Monday during a meeting held to discuss several issues pertaining to the school. The meeting discussed multiple allegations of the parents, and soon, an altercation broke out between the principal and the parents. The altercation turned […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Girl student accuses mental harassment by teachers

A girl student studying at a private school in Berhampur has accused two lady teachers of mentally harassing her and intentionally deducting her marks in the examination.

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Video of BEO demanding bribe goes viral

Nayagarh: A video showing Block Education Officer (BEO) of Khandapada block demanding bribe from a group of Gana Sikshaks has gone viral in Nayagarh district. Basing on the video evidence, teachers in the district have demanded action against him. In the video, the BEO identified as Suresh Kumar Dash is seen demanding bribe money from […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Teachers! You can help reduce mental health problems in children

New York: Researchers have found that school-based services delivered by teachers and other school-based professionals can help reduce mental health problems in elementary-aged children. “Given the limited accessibility of traditional mental health services for children school-based mental health services are a tremendous vehicle for overcoming barriers to mental health care and meaningfully expanding the reach […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Relief for teachers as Govt withdraws affidavit clause for grant-in-aid

Bhubaneswar: In what comes as a big relief for hundreds of agitating teachers and employees of schools and colleges, the Odisha government on Tuesday withdrew the clause of compulsory submission of affidavit to avail grant-in-aid facility. As per the decision of Higher Education and School & Mass Education departments, the teachers are only required to […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Odisha hikes salary of contractual teachers in medical colleges

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to attract faculty members for the newly-opened medical colleges at Baripada and Koraput and three upcoming colleges at Balangir, Balasore and Puri, the State government today announced a hike in salary of contractual medical teachers. As per the announcement, the salary of contractual professors has been increased to Rs 1.25 lakh […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Teachers get one more chance to save jobs

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Providing respite to around 11 lakh teachers appointed till March 2015 under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, a bill was passed in Parliament on Tuesday, extending the date to acquire the minimum qualifications till 2019. As per the existing Act that came into effect from April 1, 2010, teachers were required to […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Teachers boycott HSC paper evaluation midway in Soro

Balasore: Evaluation of matriculation examination papers has stalled midway at Satyananda High School in Soro here due to the discontentment of the teachers. The teachers are staging a dharna in front of the school with their six-point charter of demands including hike in allowance for checking the papers. They have decided not to check the […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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GIA for school teachers, staff hiked by 13.36 %

Bhubaneswar: In a significant development, the state government has increased the grant-in-aid assistance for teachers and staff of eligible schools by 13.36 per cent. The increased amount would be deposited in the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) of the teachers and staff. A formal notification in this regard has already been issued, said School and Mass […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Block grant teachers to boycott panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: Odisha block grant teachers under the banner of Block Grant Secondary School Teachers and Employees Association have threatened to boycott the ensuing panchayat polls scheduled to be held in February next year. The association demanded that if their nine point charter of demands is not met, they will not cooperate with the State government […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Teachers put stir on hold, to join +2 evaluation today

Bhubaneswar: Ending a five-day impasse, the agitating teachers of 488 and 662 category non-government and aided colleges on Saturday decided to put their agitation on hold and join the evaluation of annual Plus Two evaluation from Sunday. The teachers’ associations took the decision after a closed-door meeting with Higher Education minister Pradip Panigrahi and Energy […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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