Education Minister M. Okendro today said that the government schools in the state still have a vacancy of 3086 teachers. Speaking as the chief guest of the 9th Mayek Chatpa Numit, Okendro said that after the adoption of the new school education by the Union government it has now been compulsory for all the teachers to pass Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) besides possessing a qualification of D.Ed., B. Ed., and M.Ed.
For the state of Manipur the condition is being relaxed for time being as there are not adequate number qualified persons to become the teacher. He said as according to the new rules those teachers who had been working since 2003 has to hold the qualification certificate for TET, B.ED or the M.ED. He said if the rules have been implemented than the service of over 7000 teachers who are presently working as teachers at various government schools will be at risk. The rules will come into effect from October this year and each teachers should fulfilled all the criteria before that, he added.
On the low pass percentage in the recently declared HSLC examination conducted by BOSEM, M. Okendro blames the frequent bandh and blockade. He said the government will not compromise anything when it comes to education and health sector and appealed all the citizen to take responsibility in setting up of a self sustain education system in the state.
M. Okendro further said that as according to the RTE the government has to provide adequate teachers for each school even though there are only 1 or 2 students.