GUWAHATI: The Assam government on Friday appointed 5,319 lower and upper primary teachers under the department of elementary education who had cleared Teachers Elegibility Test (TET). Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma ceremonially handed over the appointment letters to the selected candidates at a programme at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati.
Minister of state for education Bhabesh Kalita and other top officials of the department were also present at the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that during his tenure as the education minister of the state, more than 1.5 lakh teachers have been appointed from 2011.
“The chief minister asked us to make 50 thousand appointments this year. We are trying to achieve the target by February. We are appointing 10 thousand more teachers in September,” Sarma said.
He also stated that appointment of high school teachers will begin in September.
In his speech, CM Sonowal congratulated the newly-appointed teachers and highlighted the role of a teacher in the society.
My heartiest congratulations and wishes to 5319 teachers of LP & UP Schools under DEE, Assam. I have had the privilege of ceremonially handing over their appointment letters at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra today along with HCM @sarbanandsonwal & MoS, Education @Bhabesh_KalitaR. pic.twitter.com/yODgu53ZxN
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 28, 2020