Karnataka Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, B.C. Nagesh, announced that CET (Common entrance Test) for the appointment of government school teachers will be conducted twice in the next round. The reason given was that the state government didn’t get the requisite number of teachers for their schools during the last recruitment round.
The minister said that they were not getting enough number of qualified teachers as mentioned in the recruitment notification, with only 3000 candidates passing the CET when the requirement was much higher. The state government will initiate the process for selection of 5000 teachers and will continue to conduct CETs till the need of the required number of teachers is fulfilled. This was told to media-persons on October 26, 2021, after his visit to a government high school and a pre-university college in Kalaburgi and his interaction with the students.
Further, Nagesh also spoke about Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai taking a lot of interest in the appointment of teachers and provision of better infrastructure to the government schools in the state. Denying the allegation regarding the transfer of teachers from Kalyana Karnataka to outside the region in spite of teacher-shortage in the region, he clarified that no transfers from the region have happened in the last three months.
He further spoke about the good response from the students and parents to the reopening of primary classes and expressed hope about gradual increase in attendance. According to him, National Education Policy 2020 will be implemented both in primary and secondary education from the next academic year.
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