CM Yogi asks basic education dept to appoint 31,661 assistant teachers in a week

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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday asked the basic shiksha (basic education) department to recruit 31,661 assistant teachers within a week as the state government was committed to providing enough jobs and employment opportunities to the youth, said a statement from the chief minister’s office.

A state government spokesperson said the basic shiksha department had conducted a recruitment examination on January 6, 2019, for filling 69,000 vacant posts of assistant teachers. According to a government order of January 7, 2019, the state government fixed 65% as the minimum percentage of marks for appointment of general category candidates and 60% for backward and other reserved classes of candidates.


मुख्यमंत्री श्री @myogiadityanath जी ने बेसिक शिक्षा विभाग में 31,661 सहायक अध्यापकों की भर्ती प्रक्रिया को एक सप्ताह में पूरा करने के निर्देश दिए हैं।

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BMC education department asks private schools in Mumbai to comply, grant admissions

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s education department has issued letters to some private schools in Mumbai after they failed to admit students under the 25% Right to Education (RTE) quota for the academic year 2020-21.

The department recently sent out written orders asking such schools to comply with the admission guidelines under the RTE act and grant admissions to students before September 15, which is the last date to do so.

“It has been found that despite several instructions and repeated reminders, these schools have not complied with the norms with respect to the RTE act. Complaints have been received against such schools from parents and local activists. We have thus asked them to grant admissions to eligible students at the earliest,” said an official from the BMC education department. Names of these schools were not divulged as they still have time to comply. But sources

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UN seeks funding for coronavirus fight, asks for $35 billion more

Antonio Guterres wearing a suit and tie

The UN on Thursday called for an immediate “quantum leap” in funding to fight the new coronavirus as the death toll crossed 900,000 six months after the pandemic broke out.

Alarming figures cropped up, with France registering a record of almost 10,000 new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours ahead of a key meeting to decide a toughening of coronavirus measures.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged countries to find $15 billion over the next three months to fund the ACT-Accelerator programme, a global collaboration to hunt for a vaccine and treatments led by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO). “Either we stand together or we will be doomed,” Guterres said, calling the virus the “number one global security threat”.

“We need a quantum leap in funding to increase the chances of a global solution to get the world moving, working and prospering again,” he said.

He said the near

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Volusia schools asks state for funding assurances during pandemic

Cassidy Alexander
| The Daytona Beach News-Journal

The Volusia County School Board is seeking permission from the state to get full funding for students who tune into classes from home during the coronavirus pandemic, and for an exemption from high-stakes testing in the spring.

The state mandated that all schools open to provide in-person education by the end of August, but that doesn’t mean things will bounce back to normal. The waivers are an attempt to ensure the district’s funding and status isn’t disrupted as it tries to provide public education as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow.

“Crisis management does not provide an opportunity for school boards to make sound future plans,” the draft letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran reads. “In this regard, we implore you both to provide clear and consistent guidance for the operation of public schools this year.”

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