Applications from teachers were solicited this year through the Integrated Examination Management System (iExaMS) software.
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Malappuram: The Department of Education has yet to appoint any teachers to attend the SSLC assessment camp which begins on Thursday. There is a need for around 200 to 400 teachers in the camps. But only less than 100 teachers were assigned to many camps. Last year too, the ministry had the same situation.
Applications from teachers were solicited this year through the Integrated Examination Management System (iExaMS) software. As the number of registrations was much lower, the department passed an ordinance stating that all high school teachers must apply for the camp. The ministry also clarified that those who do not participate in the assessment must justify their absence. Teachers began to submit their applications afterwards. The appointment is made according to the seniority of the teachers.
It was discussed at the camp supervisors meeting that there are not enough applicants for subjects such as physics, chemistry and biology. Many candidates did not receive the appointment order. Several senior teachers who were appointed were unable to attend due to physical limitations. The camp officers will be obliged to organize the teachers at the regional level. Last year, it took several days for the officers to properly conduct the camp by arranging the teachers. This year too, the same situation could occur.