Giridih, June 1: Results of the primary trained teacher examination has come as a shock.
Former human resource development minister C.M. Prasad today said primary trained teachers have performed poorly because of the faulty system set by the government and Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC).
“It is an irony that the state produces toppers in the UPSC and IIT examinations but when it comes to clearing the JPSC exams of the primary level, trained teachers fail,” Prasad said at a news meet at his residence.
He demanded that Governor Syed Sibtey Razi carry out an inquiry into the matter.
In 2007, JPSC had called applications to fill 8,757 vacant post of trained primary teachers. In October 2008 the exams were conducted, the results of which were declared yesterday. Only 371 candidates qualified among the 40,000 candidates who appeared, most BEd degree holders.
“When the vacancies were announced, then the aggregate cut-off marks were mentioned too,” said Mamta Pandey, who has done her MA, BEd and LLB, but still could not qualify.
Prasad said that the results were declared very late and there were individual cut-offs for every subject, which made selection difficult. The overall aggregate would not assure selection.
“If the results are true, then all the BEd colleges are giving fake certificates,” the former HRD minister said. “There should be a thorough inquiry into the matter and more people of the state should be recruited, as the seats are vacant and the youth, unemployed,” he said.