Alexa New complexity in primary teacher recruitment

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New complexity in primary teacher recruitment

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:57 PM, 15 January 2020  

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The results of the recruitment test for the posts of Assistant Teacher for Government Primary School were released in December last year. Though they are scheduled to start teaching in February — before this, a new complexity has started around the appointment.    

The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule seeking to find out why the results of December 24 by violating the ‘Primary School Teacher Recruitment Rule 2013’ would not be declared illegal.  

The High Court bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman issued the rule. 16 government primary recruiters filed a writ petition with the High Court centering the validity of the result. 

The court also sought to know why the new results would not be announced following the ‘Primary School Teacher Recruitment Rule 2013’ announcement,  rejecting the declared results.   

Within the next 10 days, the Secretary of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, the Director-General of the Directorate of Primary Education and the concerned officials have been asked to respond to the rule.

Lawyer Md Kamal Hossain was heard on behalf of the writ while Deputy Attorney General Amit Talukder was present for the state. 

Section 7 of the ‘Primary School Teacher Recruitment Rule 2013’ states that direct recruitment posts will be filled through 60 percent female candidates, 20 percent nominee candidates, and the remaining 20 percent will be filled through male candidates — under this rule.  

The writ claims that the results of December 24 did not follow the provisions of the law. 

Meanwhile, the candidates have been announced to join the work field for the vacancy of assistant teachers. They were asked to join the District Education Office on February 16. Their posting order will be issued on February 19. 

The Directorate of Primary Education said this in a press release.

The Directorate said the required papers will be scrutinized from January 12-20 for the final selection in the ‘Government Primary School Teacher Appointment 2018’ — then the appointment letter of candidates will be sent through postal mail between January 20-25.

In the meantime, the list of the excluded candidates will also be sent to the Directorate of Primary Education between January 20-25.

Noted that on December 24 last year, 18,147 candidates were elected for the vacant posts of assistant teachers in the government primary school in 61 districts.