Kolkata: The West Bengal government will provide one lakh new jobs by the year end in the education sector, a minister announced here on Tuesday.
"We are in the process of providing about 35,000 jobs of primary teachers. In secondary schools, 36,000 teachers are being appointed. The remaining jobs are in Group C and Group D category of employees," said Higher Education Minister Bratya Basu.
Basu, who was speaking to the media while announcing results of the West Bengal School Service Examination, conceded there was a shortage of eligible candidates for teaching science subjects.
While, there were 46,416 vacant posts of teachers, only 36,590 candidates cleared the WBSSE
About 5.70 lakh candidates appeared in the examination in July 2012.