A Graduate Teacher of Motbung Government High School under the Office of the Deputy Inspector of Schools, Saitu-Gamphazol, Government of Manipur. The author, however, holds a post graduate degree in Anthropology and Teacher Education (M.Ed.).
This article is a part of a dissertation work for Master in Education and looks at the socio-economic issues of teachers working in the government primary school in Senapati district of Manipur. While teachers in secondary and higher education enjoys a fair share of prestige and economic status in the society, primary-teachers especially lower primary teachers suffered many socio-economic challenges. The study uncovered the pathetic condition of lower primary school teachers, despite government’s efforts to qualitatively improve it. Not only secondary sources, but primary source of data using questionnaires have been used in this study.
Keywords: School teachers, lower primary school, government schools, Senapati, Manipur