HYDERABAD: The school education department has shattered the dreams of teacher job aspirants, who had their education in Telugu medium, by making Englishmedium education mandatory for jobs in the proposed model schools.
The school education department has divided education of candidates into four levels _ school, Intermediate, graduation and post graduation. Candidates competing for principal posts must have studied three levels and candidates applying for PGT and TGT posts must have studied two levels in English medium.
Speaking to Express, P Ramanuja Reddy said he had earlier appeared for Sainik School teacher recruitment examination but they did not make English medium education mandatory for the job. "Sainik Schools conduct written examination in English medium and those who do well will land the job,'' he said and urged the school education department not to make Englishmedium education mandatory even if it conducted the examination in English medium to test a candidate's talent.
State B.Ed Students Association president Alvala Madhusudan said those who had studied in Telugu medium were serving as university vicechancellors and civil servants. "How can they calculate one's talent based on the medium of study?'' he wondered and urged the government to allow Telugumedium candidates also to sit for the written test.
As, mostly, rural background students aspire to teachers posts, more than 90 per cent candidates have Telugu background.
But school education officials explained that they made education in English mandatory because the proposed model school would follow the CBSE syllabus.