LUCKNOW: The state government has hiked 25% seats in state universities and degree colleges but the process of appointing teachers for the vacant posts is going slow, resulting in an acute crisis of teachers in the higher education. Hence, the decision might enable more students to get admissions but it would not ensure quality education. This crisis of teachers is also a major hurdle for colleges to go for assessment by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Sample this: Of about 14,000 teaching posts in 345 government-aided colleges, nearly 3,000 have been vacant since long. Government had appointed 1,000 teachers on contract basis in 2006 as a stop-gap arrangement. However, now contractual appointments are being cancelled, which will aggravate the crisis further as number of students will increase because of increased seats.
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