92 School Teachers selected for Madurai District 2012
Online counselling for appointment of graduate teachers for various Government high schools and higher secondary schools in Madurai district was conducted Madurai on 9th December, 2012.
Totally, 92 teachers got selected for vacancies in Madurai district during the counselling held at Elango Corporation Higher Secondary School at Shenoy Nagar here. S. Nagaraja Murugan, Chief Educational Officer, said that the appointment orders for the newly appointed teachers would be given on the date prescribed by the State Government. “The appointment of graduate teachers / BT assistants will be very helpful for government schools as they would get teachers for various subjects,” he said.
Five teachers have been appointed for Tamil subject while 31 got selected for English. Mathematics got seven teachers and 10 teachers were appointed for science. For social science, 39 teachers got selected. The appointment process was based on vacancies available in government schools. In a press release here on Saturday, the CEO informed that the online counselling for appointment of graduate teachers was on the basis of their performance in the Teacher Eligibility Test conducted in July and October by the Teachers’ Recruitment Board.
On Monday, online counselling will be conducted at the same venue for appointment of teachers for government schools in other districts.
Candidates selected for Teaching Posts 2012
The Teacher Recruitment Board ( TRB ) on 4th December, 2012 announced that 9,664 candidates have been selected for the post of secondary – grade teachers, and 8,718 for the post of graduate assistants.
The selections have been made based on the results of the Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test ( TET ).
Over 6 lakh candidates from across the State appeared for the first TET in July, but the test had to be conducted a second time, due to the poor performance of candidates the first time around. TRB needed to fill around 7,500 vacancies of secondary – grade teachers, and close to 20,500 vacancies of graduate assistants.
The selected candidates will be the first set of teachers to be recruited in the State through the TET, which is mandated by the Right to Education Act, 2009. The individual results of candidates will be announced on 5th December, 2012.
According to an official, secondary – grade teachers, who will handle classes I to V have been recruited based on TET scores and employment seniority, as a verdict on a special leave petition by the government is pending in the Supreme Court at present.
Graduate Assistants who will handle classes VI to VIII however, have been recruited based on the recently – announced weightage system, where higher secondary, degree, B.Ed and TET marks are taken into account.
TRB data revealed that 820 candidates were rendered ineligible after the certification – verification stage. The next TET will be conducted in July, an official said.
PG Teachers get Appointment Orders at Maiden Online Counselling
The maiden online counselling process for appointment of new postgraduate teachers conducted by the school education department on 16th September, 2012 featured a new – found happiness on the faces of appointees Tiruchi on the premises of St.Joseph’s College Higher Secondary School.
Most of them who were past the prime of their youth never ever imagined that they would become teachers in government schools for the rest of their productive age. In fact, with greying hair and receding hairline, several appointees among the participants appeared to be getting beyond their middle age.
Suddenly their dreams materialised. “You must all thank Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for this. Having allocated a whopping 15,000 crore in this year’s budget for enhancing quality and reach of school education, the Chief Minister showed special interest in expediting the process in the interests of overall academic performance of the student community in government schools,” N.R.Sivapathi, Minister for School Education, said after initiating the online appointment process. The allotment augured well with the Chief Minister’s 2023 vision to achieve 100 percent results in academic sphere, he said.
Among those who received the appointment letter was a Tirunelveli – based Economics Teacher Shankar ( 49 ) who was posted in a school in Pudukottai district. “I registered my B.Ed. qualification in 1987, and 25 years hence, everything was happening in a jiffy. The call letter to take part in the online counselling process was delivered to my home from the office of District Educational Officer,” said an Elated Mr.Shankar.
Mr.Sivapathi who saw huge significance in the conduct of transparent online counselling handed over the appointment letters to the new postgraduate teachers in the presence of the Director of School Education Devarajan, Chief Educational Officer K.Selvakumar and other senior officials. As many as 396 out of the 1,080 new teachers appointed on the basis of seniority in registration with the employment exchange could secure postings in their respective districts. The rest of them took part in the online State – wide counselling process for postings outside their native districts.
“Never worry about working away from your homes. When the next batch of 3,000 postgraduate teachers are posted, you will get the opportunity to secure transfers back to your native districts. Ever since the Teacher’s Recruitment Board came into being 25 years ago, 1.03 lakh appointment orders were issued. But, by the end of this academic year alone, 59,000 teaching and non – teaching staff will be appointed. Tamil Nadu has taken the lead in educational development. In no other State can one find the government providing free books, uniforms, footwear, geometry box, and several other learning aids “, Mr.Sivapathi said.
Counselling for Candidates selected for Teachers’ Post
The State-level counselling for candidates who were selected through the Teachers Recruitment Board for the post of graduate teachers was held here on Friday.
Over 700 candidates from various districts participated in the counselling sessions and received their appointment orders.
The candidates were selected to teach three subjects – science, English and mathematics.
Officials in the Education Department said that the counselling was conducted to ensure greater transparency in the appointment of teachers in the schools.
The teachers would work in the middle schools in different parts of the State, they added.
Joint Directors Sethurama Varma and Ramarajan, Deputy Director Ramanujam and senior officials from the School Education Department conducted the counselling sessions.
The district education officials had made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the programme.