NE part-time English teachers to be made permanent

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 July 2005, 03:12 GMT]
Two hundred and three part time English teachers of more than seven hundred and fifty serving in schools in the North East are to get permanent appointment with effect from Wednesday. Officials at the Provincial Ministry of Education in Trincomalee began scrutinizing their certificates and documents according to the 27/2001 Public Administration Ministry Monday and will continue till Tuesday, Mr.R.Thiyakalingam, and Provincial Education Ministry Secretary said

Appointment letters making them permanent will be handed over to the part time English language teachers by Mr.Thiayakalingam Wednesday morning at the latter's office, education sources said.

Education authorities had allowed the heads of several schools in the North East in the past to employ qualified persons to teach English language on contract basis to overcome the dearth of qualified English teachers.

About seven hundred persons were appointed. Majority of them have been serving for more than ten years. They were paid remuneration on hourly basis drawing a maximum of one thousand rupees per month without job security. However they were not considered for permanent status whenever the authorities recruited teachers, sources said.

Finally part time English teachers formed a trade union and held several protests and demonstrations in front of the Provincial Education Ministry demanding permanent appointment taking into consideration the service they rendered in past at a time there was severe shortage for teachers qualified to teach English language from primary classes, sources said.

Colombo education authorities due to representations made by NE parliamentarians and trade unions decided to absorb them into permanent cadres. Those who completed 180 days continuously on 1.10.2001 as part time teachers and possessed three passes in the GCE Advanced Level examination and passed English language in GCE Ordinary level with Credit pass or Distinction pass in the year 2000 have been selected for permanent appointment, provincial education ministry sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=15460