By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Apr. 20
Nearly 12,000 individuals who have been aspiring for a teaching license have so far filled up the forms to sit for the tests in response to the National Teachers’ Service Commission’s call on March 20.
The National Teachers’ Service Commission (NTSC), Sanothimi, was, however, compelled to extend the deadline by 15 more days from Sunday due to public pressure, Krishna Neupane, officer at NTSC said.
Examinations for the teaching license will take place on June 5 and 6.
Currently, three separate District Education Offices (DEOs) of Kathmandu Lalitpur and Bhaktapur are distributing the application forms during the office hours.
Lila Mani Pokharel, officiating chief of Kathmandu District Education Office, said that on Sunday alone over 9,000 applicants filled up their forms to sit for the tests.
Similarly, over 300 applicants in Bhaktapur also filled up their forms at the Bhaktapur District Education Office.
Keshav Dahal, Lalitpur District Education Officer informed that over 2,000 applicants submitted forms on Sunday alone. He said that when NTSC extended its deadline for filling up the forms, the pressure at DEO had diminished.
Students from Education faculty and others who have one-year Bachelors in Education degree can apply for the tests.
Pokharel said that most of the applicants filled up their forms for seeking a lower secondary level license. Nearly, 5,000 applicants have applied foir the lower secondary level, Pokharel said.
Udayraj Soti, chairman of NTSC, said this was the fourth license test call by the NTSC. NTSC by calling for tests thrice in the fiscal year 2060/61, 2061/62, 2062/63 had distributed teaching licenses to a total of 274,000 practising or prospective teachers.