TNTET - Teachers' exam as per schedule: TRB
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Over 42,000 teachers will be hired to enhance the pupil teacher ratio in Tamil Nadu as per the RTE Act
Over 42,000 teachers will be recruited swiftly this academic year, according to Surjit K. Chaudhary, chairman of the Teachers' Recruitment Board (TRB).
The move seeks to enhance the pupil teacher ratio in Tamil Nadu, he said.
Speaking to press persons on Friday, to clarify that the examination for teachers aspiring to be recruited in the cadre of postgraduate assistants will be held on May 27, he said: “There have been some rumours that the examination was postponed. That is not true. It is being held as per schedule.”
PG assistants will teach students in classes XI and XII. They will be recruited as per the subject they specialise in.
The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) too will be held on June 3, as scheduled, Mr. Chaudhary added.
Arrangements were in place for the conduct of both examinations and the Board will make sure teachers are appointed on time.
The TET, mandated by the Right to Education (RTE) Act, is applicable for teachers handling classes I to VIII.
“This is the first time that such a huge number [over 42,000] new teachers posts have been created. The Chief Minister, at our review meeting, told us that we should recruit teachers expeditiously. So we are making all arrangements to equip ourselves for the new academic year,” Mr. Chaudhary said.
The RTE Act mandates a pupil teacher ratio of 30:1 and the school education department is working towards achieving this ratio in all districts in the State, Mr. Chaudhary added.
News : theHindu.com (19.5.12)