The central government has introduced a new education course for the teachers (who have not passed TET) who work in private school. These teachers have been given a deadline to complete this course before 2019.
As per the central government rules and regulations under the Right To Education Act, it is mandatory for all the school teachers to pass the TET (Teachers Eligibility Test). As per this Act, 5 years time duration was given in the year 2009 to the private school teachers to write and pass the teachers` eligibility test. When this duration expired in 2014, another 2 years’ extension was given.
In this situation, the central government has now ordered that all the teachers must qualify by writing and passing the eligibility test before the end of 2019.
In a parallel activity, the central government has also introduced a special primary school teacher training diploma course for the teachers teaching up to the classes of 8th Standard working in private schools holding a degree and a diploma.
After this course, the teachers can pursue a long-distance 2-year education course conducted by NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling). It has been ordered that the teachers must register before 15th September to join this course,
In this regard, the President of the Tamil Nadu Nursery, Primary, and Matriculation schools Administration Union, Mr. J. Martin Kennedy, explained that there are many teachers working with several years of experience in private schools. It would not be advisable to send them out of job just citing the failure to write and pass this eligibility test. Considering this aspect, the central government has introduced the above-mentioned long-distance course. This is very much welcome.