Â PARBAT,October 13: Classes of science subject have been halted in Parbat district after teaching license was made mandatory for the science teachers of lower secondary and secondary levels.
The classes of science subjects in more than three dozen schools in the district have been halted for the past one month after science teacher without teaching license left the schools.
New science teachers could not appointed as most of people with science education have yet to acquire a valid teaching license.
The teachers without license left the schools after their salary was discontinued.
Although the District Education Office released the salary of the teachers for the months of July/August and August/September of the current fiscal year, the teachers left the schools after the Department of Education ordered the DEO not to release the salary of such teachers.
Principal of the Khurkot-based Kalika Secondary School, Baburam Sharma, said that they have put up advertisements to recruit new science teachers.
They have been facing problem to appoint new science teacher as the district has few number of teachers who have a B. Ed degree in science.
Officiating District Education officer, Laxman Devkota, said that it has been difficult to find science teachers holding license.
Devkota added that most of the schools would face difficulties to run science classes for lack of teacher if any alternate measures were not adopted to fulfill the scarcity of teachers.