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Students promoted, but teachers to explain their 'poor performance'

Even though the students, who have passed class X examination of Punjab School Education Board are promoted to next class, but the government teachers with poor and negative results in their respective subjects, may face ire of Punjab education department.

punjab Updated: May 28, 2015 22:27 IST
Navrajdeep Singh

Even though the students, who have passed class X examination of Punjab School Education Board are promoted to next class, but the government teachers with poor and negative results in their respective subjects, may face ire of Punjab education department.

Not even a single student from any government school across the district have found place in the merit list, where as 35 students from different private schools passed with distinction during the result, declared by the board on May 26.In 2014, four of the students from district were included in the merit list.

Even the pass percentage shrinks to 61.20percent than around 70 last year.

However, taking notice of average performance by the district, Punjab education minister Daljeet Singh Cheema has sought detailed report from district education officer about the school and teachers, who recorded poor performances in their respective subjects.

District education officer Harinder Kaur said on the directions of minister, the principals of the all government school across the district have been asked to submit subject wise results of their respective schools.

"Even the teachers with acute negative results will be soon served show cause notices to explain reasons behind their poor performance. The education minister has asked to take strict action against those teachers", Kaur said.

Moreover, the meeting will be held with principals to ensure that such performance should not report in coming years, she added.

Meanwhile, she said other than English, science and Mathematics subjects, the results of other subjects is below par than overall subject wise results.

"Though we have not student in merit list, but the students have really performed well in above three subjects", she said.

Indeed, the department has asked the teachers related to different subjects in class XII to explain their poor performances, even after 10 students of government schools bagged merit positions in different streams.

Kaur informed that the education department has planned to hold career counseling seminar for students of class X, who have secured more than 80percent marks at Punjabi university on May 30, in order to guide them to take stream according their ability in senior secondary classes.