Bengaluru: Minister for Primary and Secondary Education B. C. Nagesh, has informed that the Education Department will formally release notification on the appointment of 15,000 guest teachers within the next 10 days.
Speaking to mediapersons on Saturday March 12 he said that the notification would come in the next week. The Minister previously acknowledged the state’s severe shortage of government school teachers, stating that qualifying examinations would be held in May. He mentioned that the government was taking active measures to ensure that the quality of education in government schools was maintained, with 10,000 teachers being appointed as guest teachers across the State and an additional 5,000 being appointed as educators for the Kalyana Karnataka region.
This is also in light of the National Education Policy 2020, which will be implemented in stages at the school level over the next academic year. The Minister went on to say that efforts are currently being taken to train 20,000 anganwadis to maintain the quality standards set by the NEP.
The Minister said that students who do not attend the Second PUC examinations, which will be held in April and May, will not be allowed to retake the exams. In response to the hijab controversy, he said that all students must follow the High Court’s order and adhere to the dress code while taking exams. If students do not adhere to this rule, they will not be permitted to rewrite the exams.