English teachers of government schools would have to give reasons for getting poor results in the subject by their students to the education minister face to face as the education department has called English teachers to give explanations.
Education minister Daljit Singh Cheema has asked 10 teachers from each district with lowest results in English to attend the meeting on June 24 in Chandigarh to explain the reasons behind the poor results.
It is to mention here that out of 3,78,628 students who appeared in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) English exam in 2015, more than 80,000 students have failed or had compartment showing the poor result in the subject. The state education department is already seriously contemplating the need to restart board examinations as quality of learning standards have degraded badly.
Due to this the quality of performance of the students is degrading and quality of students of government schools remain a big debatable issue as the base of the students is not strong.
One of the English teacher said the major reason is that the base of English subject is not strong. “There are such students who don’t even know to write a single paragraph in English. This is because as per the RTE act the students can’t be failed till class VIII,” she said.
Recently, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has also written to the Prime Minister to take up the matter of amending Right to Education act of passing the students till class VIII.
Cheema said 10 teachers of each district, whose students scored low grades in English in Class 10 would have to appear. “We will discuss the loopholes, causes and reasons behind the poor results after which the decisions to upgrade the system will take place”, he said.
He added that there was a need to even upgrade the teachers by designing new teaching technique modules and holding seminars so that they may adopt new way of teaching for betterment of the students. “We have taken a sample of more than 200 teachers who will be listened and reasons will be found out for the lower results,” he added.