DSEK initiates action against non-performing teachers
Srinagar: Taking a serious note of the poor performance of the government schools in class 10th exams, the education department has initiated action against the concerned school headmasters and the teachers of these schools.
To begin with, the Chief Education Officer (CEO) Srinagar on Tuesday issued suspension order of 11 teaching faculty members including three headmasters and eight subject specific teachers for showing poor performance in the class 10th examination. The result of class 10th was declared by JK Board of School Education (BOSE) on December 29 last month.
The suspension order was issued following the directions from the Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo.
Headmaster government Boys High School (BHS) Nowhatta, BHS New Theed and BHS Saidpora have been suspended over zero percent pass percentage in the class 10th exams.
Two social studies and one science teacher from Nowhatta high school have been also put under suspension for zero pass percentage.
This newspaper already reported that the only one student from BHS Nowhatta had appeared in class 10th exams as regular candidate and was declared as failed by JKBOSE. The pass percentage of the schools has been recorded as zero percent.
In the order, two science teachers from BHS Rainawari and one from BHS Padshahibagh have been also placed under suspension. The overall pass percentage at BHS Rainawari and BHS Padshahibagh was 13.33 and 17 percent respectively.
Two social studies teachers from BHS New Theed have been also put under suspension.
As per the suspension order, the heads of the poor performing schools have been directed to start the remedial classes for the failed students.
“The staff members who have been suspended should be deployed for the remedial classes for the students. All arrangements on account of remedial classes are to be made by poor performing teaching staff of the schools,” the order reads.
Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo when contacted said the teachers will remain suspended untill the results of these students gets improved in the supplementary exams which is likely to be conducted by JKBOSE in the month of February.
“We won’t spare any teacher who won’t take his job seriously. There has to be some accountability among the teachers then only the performance of government schools can improve,” Itoo said.