This has fuelled resentment among guardians who are unwilling to send their children to other schools distant from their villages. Students too are unhappy amid the uncertainty.
Though the government had allowed offline classes for the upper primary level from November 15 last year, it was scrapped from January 7 following the outbreak of the third wave of the pandemic.
The Higher Education department had earlier taken over 15 teacher training colleges from the School and Mass Education department and revised the eligibility criteria for the B.Ed. course admission.
Reliable sources in the BEO’s office said a few days back, the clerk concerned had generated the salary bill, but Jena has kept it with her.
Sources allege that the teachers who were hand-in-glove with the government advocate and bench clerk (peskar) succeeded in delaying the case for 18 years
While admission to the first selection list will be done from September 14 to 21, the second merit list will be published on September 27.
The Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) has also advised students to refrain from doing any deal with any private agency or agent and give them documents for admission.