Friday, February 17, 2012

TNTET Tamilnadu Teacher Eligibility News about TET Exam

State releases RTE guidelines, speeds up teacher recruitment
(TNTET Tamilnadu Teacher Eligibility News about TET Exam)

CHENNAI: Schools in the state can no more complain about not knowing how to apply the Right to Education Act. The state government released the guidelines for implementation of the Act on Thursday. It has also released a booklet on frequently asked questions on the act, and a compilation of the act and all the related government orders.
Tamil Nadu was among the states that the ministry of human resource development pulled up for not notifying the RTE rules last year. After it notified the rules towards the end of last year, the state has picked up pace in implementing the legislation. It has announced the recruitment of a large number of teachers, and has also conducted orientation programmes at the district and block levels.

Speaking after releasing the booklet giving guidelines to schools, school education minister N R Sivapathy said the state would recruit 53,000 teachers this year to implement the act and other school education reforms. Around 1.5 lakh teachers will be trained to implement the act, the minister said.

Education secretary D Sabitha an information centre has been set up at the directorate of teacher education research and training to answer the queries of schools, parents and students. The help desk will be manned by DTERT joint director M Palanisamy. "People should come forward to make use of the provisions of the act," Sabitha said. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has complimented the officials on the pace at which the Act was being implemented, she added.

Officials said work is on to conduct the teacher eligibility test for all primary and middle school teachers.While existing teachers will have to clear the test within five years, it is a mandatory qualification for those candidates to be recruited. The test will be conducted in May, Sabitha said.

News : Times of India ( 17.2.12)

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