Mysore, July 15 (MA&RR)- The Minister for Information Technology and Small Savings, Basavaraj S. Horatti, who is also the Hon. President of Karnataka State Universities and Colleges Physical Education Teachers' Association (KSU&CPETA), today gave a call to Physical Education Associations to make this field of education more productive and competitive in the context of higher education itself being dubbed 'non-productive' in the present day scenario.He
was speaking after inaugurating the two-day seventh Karnataka State Universities
and Colleges Physical Education Teachers' Conference at Maharaja's College Centenary Hall here this morning.Commenting on the higher education in the State, Basavaraj Horatti, who has been elected as an MLC for the sixth consecutive time from West Teachers' Constituency, cited the examples of West Bengal and Kerala where appointment of teachers is done directly by the Governments contrary to Karnataka where the teachers are appointed on contract basis and as guest lecturers leading to a situation wherein higher education in the State is termed as 'non-productive.'
In the backdrop of a report on this lacuna submitted by the Education Department to the Finance Department on 17.1.2004, the Minister said the Cabinet yesterday approved the report to recruit teachers for the various vacant posts.Following this, Horatti
asked the concerned officials to give to him the statistics on the vacancies of PE teachers so that he
could do the needful.