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Ahead of mega PTM at Delhi govt schools, teachers say ‘unprepared’

delhi Updated: Oct 14, 2016 15:48 IST
Heena Kausar
Heena Kausar
Hindustan Times
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Some teachers say that due to lack of time it is difficult for them to prepare exam results before Saturday.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE)

With only a day left for the second mega parent teacher meeting (PTM) in Delhi government schools, teachers say they are not prepared.

The government had asked schools to focus on the first term results of students at this meeting. But some teachers have expressed difficulty in preparing results before Saturday as they had got only two days to do the work after the schools reopened.

Teachers claim it usually takes around two weeks to prepare the exam results. The exams got over on October 6 after which schools were shut till October 12 for Dussehra.

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“The first term exams got over on October 6 and vacations started from October 7. Schools reopened on October 13. Teachers had only two working days to prepare results,” said Ajay Veer Yadav, general secretary of Government School’s Teachers Association (GSTA).

Yadav said many government schools have over 3,000 students and preparing full results in just two days is difficult. “Schools with fewer students can still manage. But many schools have more than 3,000-4,000 students and it is extremely difficult for teachers to prepare results in only two days. Teachers have been asked to stay back till late evening,” he said.

Over 1,100 government schools will hold the second such parent-teacher meeting on October 15 and give results of this first term exams, after over two months of holding the first mega PTM.

However, principals claimed they will prepare the results in time to share it with parents on Saturday at the PTM.

“My school has over 4,000 students but we have almost prepared our results. It will be complete by today and parents will be given the results tomorrow. Yes the time was less but it was manageable,” said Seema Roy Choudhary, principal of Government Girls Senior Secondary School in New Kondli.

The focus of this PTM will be on sharing results of the first term exams held since the government started its ambitious Chunauti 2018 scheme to improve learning levels and taking feedback from parents.

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For morning shift schools, the PTM will be held between 8am to 1pm and for evening shift schools, it will be held between 2pm to 7pm, officials said.

Schools have been asked to brief parents of students in Class IX about the no-detention policy. “The criteria regarding minimum 25% score in Summative Assessments shall be made clear to the parents. The importance of attendance will also be explained to parents. 75% attendance is compulsory to appear in the final exam,” a directorate of education (DOE) circular said.

Schools have to show the answer sheets of student if the parents ask for it, officials said. “The feedback received from parents will be noted down by teachers who have also been asked to show classwork and homework notebooks of students,” a principal said.

First Published: Oct 14, 2016 15:01 IST