UGUEM:After a senior teacher refused to join duty in the remote village of Uguem in South Goa, Premanand Rekdo, a D.Ed (Diploma in Education) qualified youngster and ex-student has taken the onus of teaching in government schools students pro bono.
With Rekdo teaching in the unattended and ignored government school for four days now, local villagers have hailed this good samaritan and his story has gone viral in Goa.
The Education Department on Thursday ordered an inquiry about the teacher, who disobeyed the order to take charge of this primary school.
Primary Government School in Valkini-Uguem, having Class 1 to 4 with 18 students, was without a teacher since September 1, 2022, after the retirement of the previous teacher on August 31. However, the Parents Teacher Association requested the retired teacher to take classes as the one who was deputed to replace her did not obey the order of the Education Department and failed to join duty
Santosh Rekdo, PTA Chairman, told IANS that on their request, the retired teacher took classes for around 16 days. Then they approached local youth Premanand Rekdo for the job.
“We took up the issue with the Education Department and today one teacher was sent to the school,” Santosh Rekdo said.
Premanand Rekdo took up the task of helping the student community on request. “I took the classes for four days on request of the PTA,” Premanand Rekdo, who studied in the same primary school, told.
Rekdo said that despite having a D.Ed, he is jobless and is looking for one.