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‘TET Certificate Now Just Piece of Paper’

Published: 23rd September 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2014 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Candidates, who have cleared the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) but have not secured an appointment as secondary grade teachers, are looking out for options, with the Madras High Court dismissing their writs demanding the removal of the weightage system for their recruitment by the Teachers Recruitment Board.

Even as they look out for opportunities to appeal further, the candidates seem frustrated and helpless. Jayakavitha B from Dharmapuri feels that her TET certificate is a mere piece of paper. “We can no more seek recourse to the legal system. We can probably ask the authorities to reconsider or even provide us with a redressal plan. It is unfair to see those who have secured lesser marks in the TET walk away with jobs just because of the weightage of the academic qualifications,” she said.

Writs, protests, demonstrations and suicide attempts - the teachers have spared nothing. Most of them had pinned their hope on the writ at the HC, demanding the removal of the government order (GO 71) that took into account the Plus-Two, Bachelor’s degree and B Ed marks into consideration for recruitment. They consider the government as the final source to secure their job.

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