GUWAHATI: According to sources on Wednesday, the Assam administration informed that the state will no longer organise the Middle English (M.E.) Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) examination.
The state's education department reportedly informed the Gauhati High Court that the ME TET exam would no longer be held in the state. The Court hasn't, however, made any decisions or issued any orders regarding the matter.
According to Ranoj Pegu, the minister of education for Assam, since there are vast number of people who passed TET as compared to the available vacancies, the decision has been taken.
Pegu said, “CTET qualified candidates will now be allowed to apply for jobs from this year onwards. Candidates who have already qualified CTET will be able to submit their application against vacant posts.”
When approached by reporters to comment on the state government's decision, Sankar Jyoti Baruah, secretary of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), stated that many applicants expect to gain jobs by passing TET exams.
He urged the administration to reconsider its choice, claiming that many job hopefuls had studied for the exam and that it would be disastrous for them.
All Assam TET aspirants submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister regarding conducting TET examination for new and old B.Ed pass out candidates in order to give them an opportunity to take part in the process of building human resource. On December 15, the All Assam TET candidates met with Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Jorhat and handed over a memorandum containing numerous demands on the problems of the TET deprived candidates who have been denied to sit in the TET examination many times.
The Education Department has not conducted the Higher Secondary TET examination in last two years. Therefore, the memorandum demands that the TET examination for Secondary TET (GT & PGT) level be conducted in 2023.