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Defer Teacher’s Entrance Test, says MK Stalin

DMK working president MK Stalin has urged Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy to defer the Teacher’s Entrance Test (TET) due in April by a couple of months.

Defer Teacher’s Entrance Test, says MK Stalin
DMK working president MK Stalin going through a petition at Kolathur


Stating that the teachers would be taking their tests in nine days after the completion of various school examinations, Stalin said the TET applicants would be caught between evaluating the manuscripts of students and preparing for their TET exams. 

Claiming that TET was conducted only during July or August in the past, the Leader of Opposition questioned the hurry in conducting the TET this time. “The same AIADMK regime had not conducted the exams for three years,” Stalin said. He added that the hurried notification for the entrance test has come only after KA Sengottaiyan took over as the school education minister. “It has raised many suspicions in the minds of the people,” he added. 

Referring to a Supreme Court order, exempting teachers of minority run institutions from TET purview, Stalin said the notification issued by the government this year lacks clarity on the issue of teachers of minority run schools taking the TET. 

Alleging that public money was wasted in reprint of 15 lakh application forms with errors, the LoP also advised the government to constitute a committee comprising academicians and vice chancellors to clear the anomalies in awarding weightage and reservation marks to teachers in the entrance test. Affirming that teachers would be distracted if they take TET in nine days after the completion of school exams, Stalin said the state government would do well to defer the test to June or July.

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