Pune: The Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary School Principals Joint Association organised its 57th annual conference in Shirdi this year.
The participants will be discussing a host of issues faced by the school principals in the conference that will be held on October 27, 28 and 29.
The extra non-teaching work imposed on the teachers and principals, compulsory digitisation of all work despite a lack of appropriate resources such as good Internet connections are some of the issues that will be discussed in the conference.
Speaking about the same, Raosaheb Avari, Founder President of the Association said, “Nowadays, the government is forcing us to digitise everything.
The applications for all the state’s competitive examinations, scholarship examinations have to be filled online. Even the SSC/ HSC applications have to be filled online. In rural areas, it becomes difficult for the principals to carry out these activities as the Internet connection is very poor. Our teachers often have to leave their primary work of teaching to go and find a place of appropriate network coverage to do the online work.”
The association will raise the issue of the every day circulars by the government to carry out different extra-curricular activities. “We are more than happy to celebrate days and carry out activities with the students. But we cannot do that every day. It gets the teachers stressed out, and this reflects in the teaching process,” Nandkumar Baravkar, Secretary of the Association said.
He added that some of the demands by the Association proposed in the last year’s conference were met with by the government, so they are hopeful that even these demands could be accepted.