Kokrajhar, June 6: The induction of newly recruited teachers began in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) today.
The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) on May 28 handed over appointment letters to 1,552 candidates from the four BTC districts, who had cleared the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET), under the Right to Education Act, 2009.
The five-day district-level non-residential training began in the four BTAD districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri. Resource persons have been engaged to impart the training.
Derhasat Basumatary, BTC executive member in-charge of education, inaugurated the training programme for teachers of Kokrajhar district at the Basic Training Centre here. He said the postings would be done on need basis. “We want to ensure that every school has teachers and the postings will be done accordingly.”
Of the 1,552 candidates who were given appointment letters in the BTC, 980 got appointments in lower primary schools and 572 in upper primary schools (441 to teach social science and 131 for mathematics and science subjects). Altogether 223 of them got appointments in Bodo-medium schools.
District-wise, in Kokrajhar, 267 teachers have got appointments in lower primary schools and 176 in upper primary; in Baksa, 170 teachers in lower primary and 202 in upper primary; in Chirang, 162 in lower primary and 63 in upper primary; and in Udalguri, 381 in lower primary and 131 in upper primary.