Online exam to recruit 8,393 pre-primary teachers tomorrow

Online exam to recruit 8,393 
pre-primary teachers tomorrow

Amritsar, November 27

As the recruitment board of School Education Department, Punjab, has issued notification for recruitment of 8,393 vacancies of pre-primary teachers in the state, the district Education Department is making arrangements ahead of the November 29 examination for the same which will be conducted online.

With almost 1000 vacancies in the district for pre-primary and primary classes, under the new instructions, relaxations in age and qualifications under certain reserved categories have been provided. As per notification, the age limit has been extended up to five years for SC/OBC candidates and in case of widowed or divorced women. Educational qualifications mention the candidate must have passed Class XII exam or equivalent with at least 45 per cent marks. Candidates should also have a diploma course of minimum one year in Nursery Teacher Education Programme or equivalent and must have cleared Class X with Punjabi as a subject.

“The pre-primary classes that began three years ago in the state in all government schools have been getting very good response. Enrolment numbers have been high and consistent despite schools being shut and online classes are being conducted. To prepare for the next academic session as and when the schools reopen, these vacancies are being filled. Earlier, there was uncertainty about the recruitment exams being conducted or not,” said Rekha Mahajan, Deputy DEO, Amritsar. — TNS

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