GULBARGA: The Jana Jagruti Vedike and the JOC Students Federation organised a joint protest here on Saturday. They were demanding that the State Government immediately recruit JOC-trained commercial artists and tailors as teachers in primary and high schools.
Hundreds of students and unemployed JOC-trained candidates, took out a procession to the Deputy Commissioner’s office and staged a demonstration there.
In a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and submitted to the local authorities, the unemployed candidates urged that candidates who had completed their JOC course in other trades should be permitted to join the D.Ed. course.
The memorandum said that in 1986 the Government had permitted candidates who had completed JOC to join the TCH course, and so now they should be permitted to pursue D.Ed. course.
Since the JOC was recognised as equivalent to the Pre-University Course, these candidates should be considered for appointment to teacher posts, the memorandum added.