Midshipmen complain about remote examination centers – The New Indian Express



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COIMBATORE: Aspiring teachers who sit for the Teacher Recruitment Board (TRB) exam for the position of teachers in government polytechnics, alleged that they were assigned exam centers far from their homes. districts of origin.

The exam is scheduled for October 28-31. One of the aspirants, Prime Minister Ponnusamy d’Erode, said: “I have been assigned a center in Tiruchy. Many seekers from Coimbatore and Tiruppur have received centers in Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Virudhunagar, etc. It is difficult for aspirants to travel and take the exam.

He added that the TRB allows aspiring women to take exams in their home district. One candidate, K Prabhakar (name changed) in Coimbatore, said The new Indian express, “I get a salary of Rs 12,000 at a private polytechnic college. If I go to Kanniyakumari district to take the exam, I should spend at least a third of my salary on expenses, including travel, hotel to stay and food. Many of the aspirants are struggling financially and how can we spend a huge amount to take the exam? “

A candidate in Coimbatore, seeking anonymity, said: “The TRB has allocated examination centers away because of the scam of polytechnics teachers in 2017, in which many candidates were implicated in malpractice . The TRB said it would notify this list of center names three days in advance. of the exam, however, they only communicated the name of the constituency to the candidates.

He suggested that the TRB could deploy staff from native districts to other districts for review duty to avoid malpractice. When contacted, Higher Education Minister K Ponmudi said he would look into the matter. Repeated attempts to reach TRB officials were unsuccessful.


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