Teachers Service Commission expedites preparations to recruit 12,000 new school teachers

Published On: August 16, 2021 03:23 PM NPT By: Rubi Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, August 16: The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is preparing to conduct examinations for the selection of 12,000 new teachers across the country. The examination of the commission, which should be opened every six month, has not opened for the past three years. This inordinate delay has made some 717,105 new manpower with teaching permits unable to enter into the teaching profession.

The TSC has taken initiative to conduct competitive examinations for the selection of new teachers shortly after the appointment of former Secretary Madhu Prasad Regmi as the Chairperson of the TSC. Chairperson Regmi said that the overall school education is being negatively affected as the commission has been without officials for a year and many works that should have been accomplished much earlier are still pending.

A large number of human resources with teaching licenses are out of school. On the other hand, according to the data provided by the Center for Education and Human Resource Development, 12,061 new permanent teachers have not been appointed in the vacant posts from primary to secondary level.

A meeting of the TSC decided to work according to the annual calendar of events of the Commission. "For years, 47 files of teacher promotions have been pending in the commission," said Chairperson Regmi. “The promotion of 17 teachers is being prepared and the promotion files of the remaining 30 teachers are being investigated and studied.”

The TSC had come to a complete standstill for a year after the service period of all the officials of the commission ended on September 30, 2020. The commission was completed after the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government appointed a chairperson and two members on August 4.

Information Officer of the TSC Sudarshan Marahattha said that the Commission is preparing to develop a new curriculum for open competition for teachers as per the new curriculum.

According to the data provided by the Center for Education and Human Resource Development, there are 9,100 permanent teacher vacancies at the primary level, 1,913 vacancies at the lower secondary level and 1,047 vacancies at the secondary level. Due to which, the shortage of subject teachers in community schools has had a negative impact on teaching and learning activities. "For a long time, new teachers have not been appointed from lower secondary level to secondary level, especially for Nepali, English, Mathematics and Science subjects," he said. 

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