No leave for Delhi govt school teachers before final exams
To ensure students come to school regularly and are not late for classes, the circular has asked school principals to ensure that students who come late to school regularly be “gently reprimanded” and their parents called to school.delhi Updated: Oct 18, 2017 23:08 IST
Changes in examination pattern for class 9 and above, shortage of teachers and average results of the recently held exams has prompted the Delhi government to cancel leaves of all its teachers.
The move, along with many other measures, is aimed at ensuring classes happen without any hindrance till the final exams next year. Teachers who teach Class 9, 10, 11, and 12 will not be granted any leaves till February 28 except in extreme circumstances, the directorate of education said in a recently issued circular.
The circular issued to all schools said that the current academic year is a very challenging one for the directorate. Officials from the directorate of education said the move has been prompted by changes in the examination pattern.
“… Children in Class 9 will face entire year’s syllabus for the first time. The students of Class 10 will also face entire year’s syllabus in board-based exams, and not school-based exams as in previous years. For 12 graders, there will be only one scheme of exam and there will be no provision of grace/moderation,” the circular said.
The 28-point circular issued by DOE director Saumya Gupta said that the results of Summative Assessment-I (SA-I) for all classes is not encouraging.
“This, combined with the fact that there is a shortage of teaching staff in PGT and TFT together puts a very onerous responsibility on the directorate to ensure that children in this batch are properly prepared to study, learn, and face the exams with flying colours,” it said.
To ensure students come to school regularly and are not late for classes, the circular has asked school principals to ensure that students who come late to school regularly be “gently reprimanded” and their parents called to school.
“Attendance is to be taken thrice in a day and teachers have to come five minutes before school. Even I have to inspect one class for at least 15 minutes every day. These measures are being taken to ensure students are well prepared for the exams in March,” said another principal of a government school.
First Published: Oct 18, 2017 23:04 IST