Govt urged to withdraw compulsory BEd for PU lecturers

The state government has not cancelled compulsory BEd qualification for PU college lecturers appointed in 2009, said convener of Association of Concerned and Informed Citizens of Mysore M Lakshman.

Addressing a press meet at the Institution of Engineers here on Sunday, he said, rumours about compulsory BEd being waived off for lecturers. Instead, the government has asked the lecturers to complete BEd in correspondence within four years of appointment or else their service will be terminated. 

“How will the whole group be able to get admission for BEd in correspondence at Karnataka State Open University?” he questioned.

The state government seems to have least interest about the teaching community. The whole community is disappointed with budget. Not a single suggestion — among 19 — regarding teachers is considered by the government in the budget. 

Income of teachers in Karnataka is not on par with their counterparts in other states, Lakshman said.

“Pre-university lecturers are being accused in the recent question paper leak. “There is no point in accusing lecturers when the PU board has failed to carry out its duty,” he added.

Teachers neglected, MLC

Teachers have been cheated without any proposal to set right pay discrimination in the budget, said MLC Marithibbegowda.

Addressing a press meet here on Sunday, he said, the state government had promised to balance pay for lecturers and teachers in the budget.

But teachers have been neglected. Students, lecturers and parents are confused due to the question paper leak. “Students of SSLC and PUC are experiencing difficulty due to frequent power cuts. 

“Measures should be taken at the earliest to stop such power cuts during examination,” he said.

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