Shillong, August 2, 2022(MMP):Hundreds of contractual teachers in Meghalaya staged a protest in front of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma’s official residence in Shillong seeking reinstatement of their jobs, but they were shifted to the road outside the MBoSE office.
The LP teachers were sacked after they failed to clear the Meghalaya Teacher Eligibility Test (MTET). The teachers said that they were appointed in the year 2010 and 2012 but they were removed from the service last year after the government introduced Meghalaya Teacher Eligibility Test (MTET) exams in 2018-19.
President of the teachers’ association, Birbor Riangtem said, “Though MTET was introduced in 2018, the examination was conducted only in 2019 and by that time many of us were past the qualifying age and did not clear the exam. we, the contractual teachers, should be reappointed and allowed to serve till their retirement”.