Kathmandu, Aug. 24 -- Amid concerns that public school teachers are not performing well, the government has revised the regulation of Teachers Service Commission to have more competitive tests to induct qualified teachers.

The amendment, endorsed by the Cabinet on Wednesday, has made screening tests, similar to that of Public Service Commission, mandatory before candidates are qualified to sit in the final competitive exam.

Teachers vying for permanent position so far didn't need to take a qualifying test. They only had to sit one test for 100 marks on their related subjects. With the new provision in place, the weightage of the test will carry 200 marks.

"The new provision will ensure more competitive teaching workforce," Uttam Kapri ...