Shillong, Sep 16 : Teachers who cleared the Meghalaya Teachers Eligibility Test (MTET) in January 2019, and whose results were declared on January 25, have urged the state government to speed up the holding of interviews and other recruitment procedures of the qualified teachers.
The MTET certificates are valid for two years. They were issued to those who passed the test on June 10 but the recruitment process
is at a standstill.
“It has been three months but the government has not done anything on the matter and we fear that if the recruitment
process is further delayed, the validity of the MTET certificate will expire, while some teachers fear that they will be overaged by the
time the recruitment process is completed,” Badapjied Kylla, one of the MTET passers, said today.
Informing that they have submitted a letter to Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on the issue, he added, “We urged the government to speed up the personal interview so that qualified teachers can be appointed in government schools at the earliest and render their service.”
Recruitment for vacancies is done at the sub-divisional level by the Sub-Divisional School Education Officer, he informed. In Shillong
along there are 156 lower primary teaching posts and 15 in upper primary.
There are around 4,570 teachers in the lower primary and upper primary levels who have cleared the MTET, Kylla said, adding that
the lack of qualified teachers is a burden not only on students and their parents, but on the state as a whole.