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TSC announces 3,186 teacher vacancies
Apr 7, 2015-
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Tuesday made vacancy announcement for 3,186 positions of permanent teachers in government-run lower secondary and secondary schools across the country.
Although the Department of Education (DoE) had, on its April 3 report, mentioned that 3,219 teaching posts were vacant, TSC has issued vacancy notice for only 3,186 seats, claiming the figure suggested by the DoE was incorrect.
One TSC official said the DoE had instructed to announce vacancy for subject teachers for Environment, Population and Health Studies in lower-secondary schools, even though the subject is not in the curriculum at the level.
Out of 3,186 vacancies, 1,326 are in secondary schools and remaining 1,860 are in lower-secondary schools.
The highest number of vacancy is for English teachers with 838 available seats (505 in lower-secondary schools and 333 in secondary schools), followed by Nepali teachers with 218 unoccupied posts.
According to TSC, interested candidates could apply for the job by May 6. Written test for lower-secondary and secondary level teachers has been scheduled for June 26 27.
For the first time, the government is allowing candidates with degrees from other than the Education faculty to apply to teach subjects like English, Mathematics and Science.
Such candidates, however, are required to have at least 10 months of teaching training. The Education Ministry had decided to liberalise the appointment process due to the shortage of teachers with degrees from the Education faculty.
TSC did not announce vacancy for primary schools as hundreds of temporary teachers are teaching at the level. The government plans to give permanent status to the temporary teachers who were appointed after April 26, 2006, as per the agreement reached with Temporary Teachers’ Struggle Committee.
Published: 08-04-2015 08:46