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Contractual teachers appeal for reduction of pass percentage for MTET

TURA: Contractual LP school teachers from Garo Hills under the banner of the All Garo Hills Government Lower Primary Contractual School Teachers’ Association (AGHGLPCSTA) have sought the reduction of the pass percentage necessary to clear the MTET examinations as fixed by the government earlier.

The appeal by the teachers came after they were informed by Education Minister Lakhmen Rymbui, during their meeting recently that it was not possible to reduce the already fixed pass percentage of 60 marks necessary to clear the MTET. The minister however informed them that the age limit for teachers has been raised from 35 to 40.

According to the secretary of the association, Millingbirth D Sangma, the fixed percentage of 60 marks required to pass the examination was posing difficulties to the teachers who are already in their jobs due to time constraints as well as other reasons.

“We as working teachers are required to cover the entire syllabus of the students on different subjects and this leaves us very little time to thoroughly cover the MTET syllabus as well. We hope that the government will reconsider our appeal and reduce the pass percentage on the basis of experience for contractual teachers,” Sangma said.

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