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Plea to save teaching job

With a closure threat looming large, teachers of different BEd colleges under Kolhan University met the vice-chancellor on Thursday to request him to recommend their names for regularisation.

The National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE), which decides on colleges offering BEd and MEd courses, has asked all private and affiliated cradles to create permanent teaching posts, update the infrastructure and set up a separate campus if they wish to continue. But none of the colleges under Kolhan varsity has fulfilled any of the criteria so far.

Thus, five of the 44 teachers — who have been rendering their services on contractual basis since 2005 — met vice-chancellor R.P.P. Singh at the university office in Chaibasa and asked him to recommend their names to the state HRD for regularisation. All the representatives are members of Kolhan Vishwavidyalaya BEd Shikshak Sangh.

“If BEd colleges for not being able to fulfil the criteria set by NCTE, it is ultimately we who will lose our jobs. The meeting was therefore to request the vice-chancellor to recommend our names to the state HRD for regularisation,” said Raju Ojha of Graduate School College for Women.

He was accompanied by Krishkant Ravi from the same institution, Satyanarayan Sahu from Tata College, Raju Lochan from Baharagora College and Bharat Bandhu Nayak from Mahila College.

Vice chancellor Singh said that he would go through all the documents and take necessary steps to avoid any tough acts from the NCTE.