Bhubaneswar, Oct 25 (LocalWire): Odisha government today handed over placement order to 299 newly-recruited lecturers to fill up the existing vacancies in higher education institutions.
From the selected 833 lecturers, 299 received placement orders.
The placement process will be completed by November.
All the lecturers will be appointed in aided colleges 534 lecturers also empanelled in the merit list will be handed over placement order in phased manner, said officials.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who handed over the placement orders said, ‘I congratulate all the newly-recruited lecturers and wish them all the best in their career.
Teaching profession carries highest respect in society.
Teachers lay the paths for the future of our society.
They encourage imagination, critical thinking, and creativity.
The socio-economic value of education can be realized by dedicated and committed teachers.
While they can make their students employable, they also can provide proper perspectives of life to understand society, grow with it and enrich it.’
He also said, ‘So, there is a need to discover and realize the best of human values within us and teachers in society are best positioned to realize it.’
The chief minister also added, ‘My government has been making sincere efforts to improve quality of education.
We are establishing Centres of excellence in universities with research funds for young educators.
Our focus is on strengthening research capacity in discipline that is relevant to socio-economic development of Odisha.
Apart from various scholarships for students in need, Career Counseling Cells, Civil Service Coaching Centres are also being opened.
We are also making efforts to speed up process to open an Odia University for preservation and promotion of Odia language.’