The state government would recruit over 4,000 primary school teachers soon in the state, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri said here on Monday.
The minister told reporters that the Finance Department had given its clearance to recruit teachers, including 1,900 in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region.
“Since the state has decided to put on hold recruitment for all government posts in the HK region for the implementation of Amendment to Article 371(J), recruitment of teachers will also not be done in Gulbarga, Yadgir, Koppal, Raichur, Bidar and Bellary districts,” he said.
Stating that the sanctioned posts of 1,900 earlier earmarked for the Hyderabad-Karnataka region would be shifted to other education districts, the minister said makeshift arrangements would be made in the backward region until recruitment was allowed.
He said all arrangements had been made for the smooth conduct of examinations to both SSLC and II PUC for the academic year 2012-13. The SSLC exam will be held from April 1 to 10 and the II PUC from March 13 to 28, Kageri added.
As many as 8.49 lakh students would appear for the SSLC exams to be conducted in over 3,300 centres across the state, and 6.31 lakh students would write II PUC examinations in 951 centres, he said.
He also said in an attempt to popularise use of Kannada, the Education Department had issued a circular to all state-run as well as aided schools to impart special training to students to develop the habit of signing their names in Kannada.
He said in another circular, the department had also directed all the schools to display the names of meritorious students prominently on notice boards.
“This would go a long way in motivating students to perform better,” he said.