The vacant posts of 72,000 teachers will be filled up by January 2017, the state education minister Partha Chatterjee said in the state Assembly.
He said in reply to a question by Congress MLA Asit Mitra on the vacant posts of teachers in madhyamik and higher secondary schools in the state.
Chatterjee said that the recruitment process will be completed by the first or second week of January 2017. The recruitment will be in primary, upper primary, secondary and higher secondary sections.
He said that everyone has to clear the test to be a teacher. “But it was noticed that many trained job aspirants had failed to clear the test.
Thus, they failed to get the job,” he said adding that at present there are 142 primary teachers training institutes. He urged to inform him if they find any irregularities on part of the primary teachers training institute. One was closed after irregularities in their part were proved, he said.
In reply to another question raised by Trinamool Congress MLA Abdul Khalek Molla in connection with setting up of toilets in schools in South 24-Parganas, Chatterjee said toilets have been built in all the 4877 schools in the district.
Moreover, from 2011 to 2012, toilets were built in 1552 boys schools and in 2015-16 fiscal, the number has gone up to 4924. While there were toilets in 2752 girls school five years ago, now there are toilets in 27014 schools.