Akshara Avishkara Initiative Aims to Enhance Education Sector with Guest Teachers:
The Kalyana Karnataka Region Development Board (KKRDB) is initiating a transformative educational effort to enhance the educational landscape in the region.
Under the innovative ‘Akshara Mitra’ program, the KKRDB is addressing teacher vacancies by appointing guest teachers in the Kalyana Karnataka (Hyderabad Karnataka) districts.
Dr. Ajay Singh, Chairman of KKRDB, shared details of the initiative during a press conference.
He stated, “For the first time, we are implementing the ‘Akshara Avishkara’ scheme in the disadvantaged Kalyana Karnataka region. Under this program, guest teachers will be appointed with the special title of Akshara Mitra.”
Applications for the appointment of 2,618 guest teachers in seven districts will be solicited through the Study Department, commencing from Thursday.
The board aims to complete teacher appointments by September 17, with a backup deadline of September 30 if needed. These guest teachers will receive training in subjects like English and computer study.
“Guest teachers will serve for seven months, receiving a monthly honorarium of Rs 10,000 for primary tutors and Rs 10,500 for secondary tutors, amounting to a total expenditure of Rs 18.38 crore. The KKRDB has already allocated the necessary funds, and the education department will commence the appointment process,” he explained.
Notably, this scheme marks its introduction for the first time in both the state and the country, specifically within the Kalyana Karnataka region.
Chairman Ajay Singh emphasized the board’s commitment, stating that over the next seven months, the objective is to elevate the educational performance of districts currently ranked 28th in SSLC results to a position below 15.
In the 2023-24 academic year, the Kalyana Karnataka region saw the presence of 1,046 single-teacher schools, with 115 schools reporting zero enrollment and 241 schools enrolling fewer than 10 students.