Manpower shortage cripples Jessore Education Board
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: Feb 12, 2012 11:44 am
Reported in: National
Benapole (Jessore), Feb 12 (UNB)-The activities of Jessore Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board are seriously being hampered for long due to manpower shortage.
A total of 105 posts, including the posts of deputy-secretary, deputy controller of examinations and accountant, have been lying vacant for a long time.
At present the board is running with only 148 staff which is hampering its normal activities including holding of Junior Certificate Examinations, SSC and HSC examinations in 10 districts of Khulna division.
Board sources said established in 1963 the organisation is entrusted with committee approval, holding examinations, publishing results and disbursing certificates of 4200 educational institutions of junior, secondary and higher secondary levels under the division.
Although the volume of work has increased over the years but its manpower has not been increased accordingly, they said.
They said out of total posts, seven first class posts, seven second class, 64 third class and 27 4th class posts are lying vacant.
Out of the total 1st class posts, two posts of deputy secretary, three posts of deputy controller of examinations, one accountant and one assistant maintenance engineer remained vacant.
The students and their guardians have to face hassle in getting various services due to the manpower power crisis.
Assistant Secretary (Administration) Atiar Rahman said the results of the last Junior Certificate Examinations were made by Khulna University of Engineering and Technology due to manpower shortage of the Board. They are worried over publishing the next SSC and HSC results, he said.
Chairman of Jessore Education Board Prof Amirul Alam Khan said activities of all departments are being hampered in absence of sufficient manpower. Although the Education Ministry was repeatedly informed over the matter but no action has yet been taken, he said.
He expressed the hope that the authorities would soon take necessary measures to fill up the vacant posts.