TET Pass unemployed teacher's union held a meeting at Chattar Singh Park on Sunday. Despite having passed the Teacher Eligibility Test in 2011, these teachers have not appointed by the Punjab government.
During the meeting, Deep Raja, district union president, said, “The teachers who cleared the TET test three years ago are still not recruited by the government. However, on other hand about 40,000 posts of teachers are lying vacant in government schools of Punjab. Still the government is not interested in improving the education system in government schools.
If they will not recruit us this time we will hold protest and rallies in a big way. In October last year, counselling was conducted for our teachers but the authorities have still not updated the list of candidates who are through with the counselling. Many of our teachers are teaching in private schools earning Rs 3,000- Rs 4,000 per month but they're waiting to get hired by a government school. Quality education will be possible in government schools only when their teacher-pupil ratio is according to the Right to Education Act, which is 1:30 at primary level. But the government seems to be doing nothing to improve it.”