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Government schoolteachers double up as clerks!

punjab Updated: Jul 31, 2016 14:42 IST
Avtar Singh
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“The deadline forces us to leave the classes; school heads and teachers are fully aware that students wait for teachers in the class but we have to complete this work,” said, Honey Garg, district president, Computer Adhyapak Union.(Representative image )

The parents in Samana are sending their students to government schools under the impression that teachers are educating them on various subjects, but sadly it is not the case.

The students are spending most of the time outside the classes as their teachers these days are busy in computer labs with non-academic works and not able to take classes.

In more than one orders of director general, school education, and office of the electoral authorities, teachers have been asked to correct the voter lists, which includes verifying the details of every voter and uploading the data on the website.

Apart from this, they are also uploading school data on HRMS (human resource management system) portal along with other schemes. They have to meet the deadline-July 31, which is today, but it is going to be extended as lot of work is pending.

“The deadline forces us to leave the classes; school heads and teachers are fully aware that students wait for teachers in the class but we have to complete this work,” said, Honey Garg, district president, Computer Adhyapak Union.

He further said, “July 31 is about to end and the work load is still pending. The deadline may be extended but it is not a solution of the problem. We are not able to teach poor students who are studying in government schools. The classes are being missed regularly and teachers are wasting their time in non-academic works.’’

“The data entry is a routine work and it goes on round the year in different forms in the entire state. Sometimes I feel I am a data operator instead of a teacher. We have told higher authorities repeatedly about the academic loss of students but to no avail.

‘‘The government could constitute different cell for the correction of voter lists and it will create employment for youths. The data entry of various schemes regarding fee or scholarship is the responsibility of a school clerk but it has also been imposed on teachers especially on computer teachers,” said, Paramvir singh, a computer teacher in Government middle school, Haina.

Meanwhile District education officer, Harinder Kaur, said, “I will look into the matter and discuss with Director General School Education.’’