Kerala federation to hire transgenders as school teachers
Since the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) appointed transgender employees on the basis of their educational qualifications and experience last year, the All-Kerala Self-Financing Schools Federation (AKSFSF) has been working on the same lines to recruit qualified transgenders for teachers post.
The All-Kerala Self-Financing Schools Federation is an organisation representing unrecognised schools and those who have applied for recognition with the Education Department. Ramdas Kadirur, AKSFSF president said "we have been thinking of this for a while as education is very important in creating a much open and benevolent society. So change should begin from schools. The decision has been made after having a lot of discussions and research."
Transgender individuals would get priority whenever there is a vacancy in a local school. Vacancies would be created if the individuals are qualified. The education qualification required would be:
- Bachelor of education (BEd)
- Teachers Training Course (TTC)
- Nursery training course
The association will also give one day paid leave to female teachers during their menstrual periods. This will be implemented from the current month.They are also planning to start a foundation course for admissions to the Indian Institute of Technology from Class 5. Classes will begin on October 1 in 100 select schools.