Bhopal: Depicting a gloomy picture of education system in Madhya Pradesh, nearly 75 percent of teachers failed to qualify for the promotion test conducted by the State Board of Vocational Education here.

The test was conducted to promote the teachers who are appointed on contract basis to rank three.

Earlier, in February this year when teachers eligibility test conducted in the state, out of 18, 750 candidates only 4,300 managed to qualify the examination successfully.

According to the sources, the state government aimed at providing a second chance to these teachers to establish their efficiency and eligibility for the post of teacher.

Moreover, after the shocking results of the promotion test, the failed candidates can land in soup as their continuation is under consideration.

The higher secondary examination qualified teachers were appointed during the Congress rule to teach the students in rural belts of the state on fixed salary.

According to sources, the BJP-led Madhya Pradesh government is likely to appoint more than one lakh teachers on contract basis in a bid to fill the vacant seats created after the dismissal of the teachers who failed to book success in the promotion tests.

Dismissal of more than 14, 000 teachers from their post will be a tough challenge for the state government to find their substitutes on time.

However, the teachers association is gearing up to plan concrete strategy to face the further challenges of the government.