Teacher in this Indore school can't spell 'government'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Nov 22, 2014 17:58 IST

Believe it or not, for the English teacher of Middle School Number 5, at MoG Lines, ‘government’ is spelled as ‘goverment’, and unfortunately, the students are also learning the wrong spelling.

The harsh reality came to fore during surprise inspection conducted by joint director school education at the school on Friday.

The answer shocked Kaushal Kishore Pandey, joint director, school education, Indore division, who immediately ordered Sankul principal Sashikant Gubreley to arrange special classes for such school teachers, who are weak in their respective subjects after the school hours.

Pandey and his team conducted surprise inspection at four schools including Government Middle School Number 5, New Malav Girls High School, Government Hindi Primary School Number 64 and Government Malav Girls Middle School Number 1 on Friday.

During inspection, the team found several irregularities at the schools, including low attendance of students and lack of subject knowledge among teachers. Speaking about teachers who failed to spell out ‘government’ correctly, Pandey said, “While inspecting government Middle school Number 5, we asked a teacher to write word ‘government’ on a blackboard after the whole class failed to spell and write the same word correctly.”

Pandey said surprisingly, the teacher repeated same mistake which the students were making.

Sankul principal Gubreley, who was also present at the occasion, wrote the correct spelling on the board.

The grasp of the students in other subjects was also weak, the team found.

At Government Malav Girls Middle School Number 1 and Government Hindi Primary School Number 64, the team found many students were absent and ordered school officials and teachers to ensure full attendance. The team also found students weak in all the subjects.

When asked whether action would be taken against the teacher whole failed the spelling test, Pandey said it is too early to take action against such teachers.

“Action against such teachers is not the only option. After inspection, we have asked Sankul principal to arrange subject experts to train them,” said Pandey.

“From now on, every day one subject expert will train them (teachers) during hour-long special classes after school hours till next surprise inspection,” officer added.

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