Validity of TET: The government has taken a big decision for the TET pass candidates. The validity of his TET has been increased from 7 years to lifelong. That is, now he will be eligible to become a teacher on life.
The central government has decided to make the teacher eligibility ie Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) valid for life.
Earlier till now the validity of Teacher Eligibility Test was valid for the next 7 years from the year of examination. This step taken by the central government will expand employment opportunities for the youth who have cleared the TET exam.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday announced that the government has decided to increase the validity period of teacher eligibility from 7 years to life.
He said that the respective State Governments and Union Territories would take necessary action to issue fresh TET certificates to those candidates whose seven years have already expired . Education Minister Nishank said that this will be a positive step in the direction of increasing employment opportunities for the candidates who want to make a career in the teaching field.
Teacher Eligibility Test is one of the qualifications required for a person to be appointed as a teacher in schools. The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) guidelines dated 11 February 2011 states that TET will be conducted by the state governments. The validity of the TET certificate was for 7 years from the date of passing the TET.
On the other hand, on the decision to cancel the class 12 board examinations, Education Minister Nishank said that in the world’s largest democratic education system, the safety, health and bright future of about 33 crore students is our top priority.