Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TET)
With less than 5 per cent of teachers in the state clearing
the teacher eligibility test (TET), questions are now being raised about the
quality of teachers and the fate of children in schools. Teachers recruitment
board (TRB) released the results for TET on Tuesday.
The results have rung an alarm bell among teachers and
parents in the state as the parents fear for the quality of teaching and the
teachers are apprehensive of losing their job if they don’t clear the exams
within five years.
Of the 2.62 lakh teacher aspirants who wrote paper-I, only
4.80 per cent (12,596) scored 60 per cent and above to crack the test and in
paper-II, 3.62 per cent (14,496), among 4 lakh, passed the test.
“It is shocking to hear the news about the results as less
than 5 per cent have cleared the exam. If this is the situation, then how can
you expect teachers to provide good quality education to our kids? I think
teachers need to get back to classrooms to get themselves updated with the
latest in their subjects,” opined Ms V. Bharathi, a parent.
Courtesy : Deccan Chronicle