CONTINUING DISCIPLINARY action against errant teachers, District Education Officer Dhirendra Chaturvedi on Monday suspended five teachers of Government Raja Bhoj Middle School at 1100 Quarters on the spot for arriving late on their duties.
The principal of the school and in-charges of two other schools were issued show-cause notices for irregularities detected during inspection.
When the team led by DEO reached the school at 7.30 am, it was found that only two out of the 29 teachers of the school were present at prayer time. The headmistress herself was missing. The DEO suspended five teachers – Sangeeta Agrawal, Daya Bhargava, Preeti Kapoor, Pushpa Thapak and Anuradha Shrivastava with immediate effect for arriving late.
When they faced the inspection team, some teachers submitted leave applications immediately and one of the teachers even produced a pre-written undated leave application.
It was also found that most of the teachers had not completed the daily report and had not prepared advance teaching plans. The principal, Ila Michael, was issued show-cause notice with warning of stopping three increments for not being able to control the staff. The DEO issued instructions to the teachers to be present on time.
While all was found well at the Middle School, Old Campion, it was found that though examination was in progress at the Government Middle School, Board Colony, there was no arrangement of light in the classrooms. The principal was issued show-cause notice of disciplinary action for not being able to make due arrangements.
At the Primary School in Shahpura, where the school runs in two shifts, it was found that the teachers in first shift were not maintaining daily report and the school has not been able to utilise the funds under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The in-charge principal, Nirmala Dubey, was issued show-cause notice for this.
The DEO expressed displeasure over the late arrival of teachers and their leaving school early. He told them that schools are for teaching purpose and not just to provide employment to teachers. He issued strict warning to teachers against such irregularities and directed the cluster principals to conduct regular inspection and take due action.
Suggestions sought on changes in exam pattern
DIRECTORATE OF Public Instruction (DPI) is mulling changes in timings, number of questions papers and evaluation of board examinations and board pattern exams of Class IX and XI. Directorate has decided to seek suggestions on various points from principals and chairpersons of Parents’ Teachers’ Association (PTA) from across State at the district level.
The first of such an exercise was held at Subhash School of Excellence in the Capital on Monday with principals coming from various districts being given suggestion forms that solicited suggestions.
Principals were addressed on the occasion by joint director Bhopal division O P Sharma, District Education Officer Dhirendra Chaturvedi and principal of Excellence School Rajesh Tiwari.
Principals and chairpersons of PTAs have been asked to suggest whether exams should be conducted in single or double shift, what should be the timing, whether Class IX and XI exams should be simultaneous (on alternate days) with high school and higher secondary exams, whether the number of question papers (subjects in which students are to appear) should be kept same, increased or decreased, what should be the method of distribution of confidential documents, honorarium of invigilators and others.
As for the valuation process, principals have been asked to suggested the eligibility of valuators, arrangements at valuation centres, honorarium, ways to ensure unbiased valuation, duration for valuation process, packing of answer sheets and so on.
Similar exercises will be conducted across the State at district-level and based on the suggestions decision for changes would be taken.