THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of the National Council Of Teacher Education (NCTE) revoking the recognition of 10 BEd centres run directly by Kerala University, Vice- Chancellor P K Radhakrishnan held discussions with NCTE chairman Santosh Pandey in New Delhi the other day to find a solution to the issue.
NCTE had revoked the recognition after the University failed to comply with the NCTE’s regulation that teachers of the BEd Centre should be appointed on a permanent basis.
The Vice-Chancellor had first taken up the issue with Pandey on June 3 when the NCTE decided to revoke the recognition. This is the second meeting between Radhakrishan with Pandey to find a solution to the issue, according to a press release from the University.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb too had intervened in the issue. Chandy had asked the NCTE chairman to consider Kerala University’s case favourably.
The Chief Minister’s request will be considered during the Council meeting of NCTE slated for August 30, Pandey assured Radhakrishnan during the meeting.