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Certificate course for PU teachers on the anvil

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Kimmane Rathnakar
Kimmane Rathnakar

The government would introduce a certificate course in education equivalent to B.Ed. for around 1,300 teachers serving in government pre university colleges who have been inconvenienced by the delay in fixing their probation period, Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education Kimmane Rathnakar has said.

According to new guidelines of the Centre, B.Ed. degree was mandatory for PU college teachers. Since on-the-service teachers find it difficult to pursue B.Ed., the government will commence a certificate course for them, the Minister said at a press conference in the city on Thursday.

The process of hiring 12,000 teachers for government schools on contract basis will be completed by the month-end. A total of 4,000 permanent teachers will be appointed after rules on quota for Hyderabad-Karnataka region are worked out. To tackle the problem of shortage of school teachers, the government will allow teachers rettiring mid-term to continue their service till the end of the academic year, he said.

He ruled out the possibility of closure of government schools with poor enrolment. Replying to a query on violation of rules by officials in granting permission for private schools, the Minister said , stern action would be initiated against the erring persons if found violating the law.

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