|Posted on April 9, 2011 at 2:58 PM|
RTE Act, 2009 requires the recruitment of very large number of teachers all over the country in a time bound manner. It is desirable to ensure quality in recruitment of teachers at any cost. It is therefore necessary to ensure that persons recruited as teachers possess the essential aptitude and ability to meet the challenges of teaching at the primary and upper primary level.
One of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/ she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.
The motive for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:
a). It would bring national standards and yardstick of teacher quality in the employment process;
b). It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards
c). It would send a positive signal to all concerened that the Government lays special importance on teacher quality.
Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is applicabe in which schools?
a). The CTET shall apply to schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Tibetan Schools, etc) and schools under the administrative control of UT of Chandigarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
b). CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET.
c). Schools owned and managed by the State Government/local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government. However, a State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.