By Nisha Arunatilake
Sept 27, 2013 (LBO) – Despite impressive performance in access to education, issues of quality of education, access to higher levels of education and relevance of education has challenged the education sector in the recent past. School based recruitments will help to alleviate another pressing issue in the sector: the inefficient placement of teachers. At present, urban schools are overstaffed, while schools in difficult areas are understaffed. This is partly due to the fact that teachers are recruited at the center. Many teachers, who start their teaching careers in remote rural schools, transfer into more facilitated urban areas as they mature. Sometimes such transfers take place taking into account the interest of the teacher, rather than the interest of the children.
When recruitments are school based, a teacher wishing to transfer out of a school will need to wait for a vacancy before transferring out. Also, as recruitments are subject based, only teachers who are qualified to teach the subject for which there is a vacancy, will be able to apply for the job.
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