Teachers to be punished if Class 5 board results are poor in Rajasthanjaipur Updated: May 03, 2017 20:11 IST
Students at a government secondary school in Jaipur.(HT File Photo)
At a time when the state education department is mulling ways to ensure quality education and good results in government schools; the primary education directorate plans on introducing a reward and punishment policy in schools to encourage teachers to give their best.
The education department has decided to adopt the new system based on their students’ performance in the upcoming class 5 board results. The department has issued fresh guidelines to make teachers accountable for a school’s performance in the board exams.
Teachers, department heads and class heads will be held accountable if 40% students, who have passed, get lower than grade C in the exam. The directorate has observed that efforts to develop an academic environment and administrative reforms have not been effective in bringing improvement in the quality of education in schools.
“We are shifting our focus to teachers as they are equally responsible for a school’s poor results and we are considering ‘other ways’ to deal with such results,” director of elementary education PC Kishan said.
Sources said that the department is coming up with a new policy for underperforming schools.
Sources said that the directorate has come up with punishments like issuing notices to teachers under CCA - Rajasthan Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal ) Rules- 1958. However, the directorate also plans to reward school heads and teachers for good performance. They will be eligible for an award if 90% class 5 students get grade A in the board exams. They will be served a 17 CCA notice if 50% students scored grade D.
The directorate has already issued a circular to all government schools informing them that subject teachers will get an award if 95% or more students get grade A in the respective subject. Subject teachers having 40% students scoring grade D will face disciplinary action.
The heads, principals and teachers of schools, which score the highest in the board exam, will be awarded a citation from the department. However, the education department has issued directions to all district education officers (DEO) and institution heads, warning strict penal action against non-performers.
From 2016, the education department has already started taking action against government school teachers with poor results in Class 8 board examinations. The result of Class 5 board examination, organised by the Registrar, departmental examination, Bikaner, is expected within this week.