Demanding that the government approve their eligibility for Secondary Grade Teacher (SGT) posts, B.Ed candidates organised a protest near the Collectorate here on Friday.

The protestors slammed Education Minister Pardhasaradhi for allegedly going back on his word on the matter.

Addressing agitators, B.Ed Hakkula Porata Samithi president Yadiah warned the government that if it failed to come up with the announcement, they would intensify the agitation. He alleged that there was no coordination between the Minister and officials and that the government statement issued was confusing the over 6.5 lakh B.Ed candidates in the state.