CTSU objects to 3,850 PTI recruitments

The Ceylon Teachers Services Union objects to the cabinet approval given for the recruitment of 3,850 grade III physical training instructors from among those who have passed only six subjects at the GCE ordinary level examination.

The schools are having a severe shortage of PTIs.

The CTSU says the recruitment of below-par qualified persons will lead to issues in the education and discipline of schoolchildren.

The provincial public service too, has objected to these recruitments.

The CTSU demands an immediate halt to the recruitments, and warns of strong action if their warning is not heeded.