Since last year, the chief minister and the Education Minister of the state have been proudly proclaiming in almost every public gathering about plans to recruit teachers in hundreds to address the dual problem of shortage of teachers as well as unemployment among the youths.
It is still a praiseworthy effort even though the number of vacancies in the political bragging differs from the official vacancy notification issued by the APPSC. Ever since the first announcement every eligible candidate have been looking forward for this examination.
The official notification came out in June of 2018 and the Minister of Education kept on saying that the recruitment process would be expedited by the commission.
Recently, in the legislative assembly, he told that the commission might conduct the recruitment examination by September of this year, which seems highly improbable considering the reputation earned by the commission.
The commission has now announced the exam date for recruitment of jt. BDO for which they took 1 year and 8 months to scrutinize the credentials of the candidates and select a exam date. The commission however ,till date, has not come up with the exam date, have not released the list of accepted candidates or dispatch admit cards for TGT and PGT. Given the pace at which the commission finishes a single recruitment task it would be too much to expect that they would conduct the exam by the end of this year which means that even in the next session there would be report regarding shortage of teachers in school. With precious years rolling away, time will come that even relaxation in age will not suffice.
We hope and pray, since the commission is taking so much time, that they will conduct examination in a proper manner and ensure that no unfair means are used. They should also see to it that Fiasco like the APPSCE Preliminary exams are avoided.
A hopeful aspirant