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Peons get paid for teaching at Jashpur

Peons have shun the broom and lifted chalks to teach middle school students at a govt school at Jashpur district.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2006 16:46 IST

Shortage of teachers has thrown up an opportunity to three peons to teach middle school students at a government schoolat Jashpur district.

Apart from their routine duty of cleaning and arranging drinking water, peons Shivshankar Yadav, Lalit Mourya and Gautam Budh teach Mathematics, English and Science respectively in the middle section having a total of 250 students.

The school at Kotwa village in Pathalgaon block has 14 teachers at present while six posts are vacant, according to incharge Principal Ramdeo Rathore.

Surprisingly, the school with a total strength of 992 has 18 peons, few of them graduates. The school registered 40 per cent pass in the High School examination this year.

First Published: Jun 17, 2006 16:46 IST