They are part of the group of 120 secondary-grade teachers in the Corporation’s primary schools who are under the scanner

A total of nine secondary-grade teachers in Chennai Corporation’s primary schools have been identified recently as having landed their jobs with fake certificates.

The Corporation this week has asked the authorities concerned to initiate action against the teachers.

The nine teachers are part of the group of 120 secondary-grade teachers in Chennai Corporation’s primary schools who came under the scanner a few months ago for having fake certificates. Some of the teachers have been found to have certificates from non-existent teacher training institutes and some others have certificates with erroneous data.

The civic body first commenced an inquiry into the matter in 2004. Eight teachers were dismissed and other teachers with fake certificates were traced.

However, nearly a decade ago, when action was about to be initiated, the Corporation commissioner was transferred.

As a number of teachers failed to cooperate with the civic body in the scrutiny of the certificates, other teachers in the scam are yet to be identified. Many employees had also misled senior officials during the verification process in 2004.

According to sources in the Corporation, the teachers who have been identified were appointed between 1995 and 2000. They would be arrested in a few days, the sources said.

The education department of the Corporation manages 32 higher secondary schools, 36 high schools, 1 Urdu high school, 1 Telugu high school, 92 middle schools, 122 primary schools and 30 kindergarten schools staffed by a total of 4,041 teachers.

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