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KD Singh bemoans falling educational standards in state

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, October 10, 2013
First Published: 19:25 IST(10/10/2013) | Last Updated: 19:27 IST(10/10/2013)

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha member and party's northern region in-charge KD Singh on Thursday bemoaned the decline in the standard of education in schools in Haryana.

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Stating that an analysis of the examination results of the last three years showed the continuous decline in the pass percentage due to the wrong policies of the authorities concerned, he said in a release that the policies of the recruitment of teachers were not fair and even the courts had questioned the recruitment of the teachers.

He said in 2011, the results of Class 10 and 12 was 68.3% and 72.85%, in 2012 it declined to 65.39% and 67.82% and in 2013 it fell to 50.79% and 59.31% respectively.

Singh alleged the recruitment of teachers in the state was  not on the basis of merit but was linked with key men in the administrative hierarchy. He said there was also lack of teachers in the schools.

He recalled that the court had also cancelled the recruitment of 1983 physical training instructors (PTIs) even though about 30,000 posts of were still vacant and the students had to suffer in want of teachers. A case pertaining to the recruitment of 8600 JBT teachers and 810 drawing teachers in 2010 case was also pending in the court.

Singh demanded a criminal case against the officers and the political leaders who were responsible for this state of affairs in the education sector.


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