Published: 13th May 2019
Coimbatore School Education Department to conduct 10-day refreshment training for teachers who have not passed TET
The training will be conducted through the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), Tamil Nadu
The School Education Department will conduct a refreshment training programme in Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for the government-aided school teachers who have not passed TET exam, on this month. In this regard, School Education director VC Rameswaramurugan has sent a circular to all the district Chief Educational Officer (CEO) on May 10 stating that the school education department will conduct ten days training programme to the government-aided school teachers who have not passed in TET across the state.
The training will be conducted through the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), Tamil Nadu and the aim of the training is government-aided school teachers to get pass marks in the TET. The interested teachers can register their name and other details in the concerned Chief Education Office. District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Coimbatore, principal K Raja said that district school education department along with the DIET, Coimbatore will conduct the special training programme to the teachers. "However, we have not decided about the training programme schedule. In this regard, we will discuss the district CEO on Monday," he said, adding, "Later, we will announce the training schedule date."
A teacher of the government-aided school, on condition of anonymity, said, "A group of teachers had joined the schools well before the TET exam was not necessary for joining schools in 2010-2012. The state government has given exemption from the TET to the government school teachers and minorities in government-aided schools. But government-aided school teachers could not get an exemption for TET from the state government. As a result, 1500 teachers have been affected by TET across the state. We have been urging the government for nearly seven years seeking exemption. But the government refuses it. We are don't need training and the government should give an exemption."
The teacher added, "Moreover, the ten days training programme is an eyewash and it will be very difficult to get pass mark in TET if we learn throughout the year. However, ten days is not enough. Though we have been demanding an exemption for seven years, the government now preparing to impart training to us and there is no use in this training. As per the Right To Education (RTE) Act, the teachers must have passed the TET exam. The school education department had conditioned that the 1,500 teachers who not passed TET, to clear before March 31, 2019. But, most teachers have not passed in the exam. At the same time, teachers alleged that as per norms, the state government should have conducted TET two times in a year. But, the department had conducted 4 TET in the last eight years. Further, they charged that the government did not give adequate time to prepare the exam."