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Appointment of 4,286 teachers violates recruitment procedures – Ceylon Teachers’ Union

The Ceylon Teachers’ Union said today (09) that an allegedly improper appointment of National Education College (NEC) diploma holders has proved problematic.

Issuing a press release, the Ceylon Teachers’ Union noted that the recruitment of teachers has been done against the Gazette notification issued in the year 2015.

“According to the Gazette issued on the 08 May 2105, teacher trainees were admitted to the NEC considering the vacancies in Divisional Secretariats. Out of the 4,286 teachers who received their appointments at Temple Trees yesterday, most of the teachers have been appointed to national schools.  The total number of schools in the country is 10,174 and out of that, 353 are national schools. It is absolutely unfair to appoint the majority to the national schools and appoint the rest of the teachers to the other schools,” the press release quoted Ceylon Teachers’ Union Chairman Joseph Stalin as saying.

Stalin added that the union has informed the President and the Ministry of Education about the matter.