Patna: The Bihar government on Thursday sacked 151 primary school teachers after they failed to clear two consecutive eligibility tests conducted in 2010 and 2011 by the State Council for Educational Research and Training.

The tests were conducted to check the eligibility of the teachers regarding their knowledge in the subjects like English, Mathematics, Hindi and General Knowledge up to Class 5.

Ashutosh, director of State Primary Education said, "These teachers have been sacked by the education department.”

Education officials in various districts have been asked to comply with the order within 15 days. Officials say that in the education department, there is a provision for such an action for recruitment of teachers in state-run schools.