Shillong, Sept 27: The Federation of All School Teachers of Meghalaya (FASTOM) hoped that the MDA government will upgrade the ad hoc schools into a deficit system within November this year.
A delegation of the FASTOM led by its president Kenneth Shadap met the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday seeking his intervention into the long pending demand of the teachers.
There are 7,082 teachers working in 1,857 ad hoc schools from lower primary to higher secondary level.
Speaking to reporters, Shadap said the chief minister assured that he would try to fulfill the demand of the teachers.
“We, however, told him that if you cannot upgrade the old existing ad hoc schools to a deficit system due to the financial crisis at least you can give a deficit pattern. The CM told us that he would see the financial condition of the government,” he said.
Shadap also wanted the delegation to meet the chief minister again in October but he declined saying that he would be very busy.
“He however, assured to invite us in November. We have requested that the matter should be completed within November for finalising the decision. We will be waiting till November,” he said.
Most of the teachers have completed 25 years and above of their services, he added.