Lecturers will also be appointed, says Minister

Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has said that the process of recruiting lecturers at junior colleges, teachers in high schools, headmasters for the upgraded schools under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan will begin in the first week of April.

Speaking to presspersons at the Public Works Department bungalow here on Thursday, Mr. Kageri said the Finance Department has granted a go-ahead for the recruitments.

He said as many as 1,765 lecturers for the junior colleges would be appointed and it was not necessary for the candidates to have a B.Ed degree at the time of appointment. However, within four years from the date of appointment, the recruits should complete their B. Ed, he added.

As many as 1,065 teachers at high schools in the State including 518 teachers in 74 blocks of Adarsh Vidyalaya would be recruited during the year. For the upgraded schools under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, a total of 1,824 teachers were needed. He said the vacancies for the 304 headmaster posts would also be filled in April. The selection has already been made through the Karnataka Public Service Commission, he said.

The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board has made elaborate arrangement for the conduct of SSLC examination, which will be held from April 2 to 16, Mr. Kageri said.

The examination would be conducted in 3,003 centres across the State, he said.

A total of 8,39,034 students would appear for the SSLC examination. Of the 3,003 centres, 273 centres have been classified as sensitive and 70 as hyper-sensitive, he said.

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