Education Deptt cracks whip on poor performers

12 Heads Suspended; Action Against Subject Teachers On Cards

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 21: Amid growing clamor for punitive action against the administration and staff of government schools which performed badly in Class 10th examination, Jammu and Kashmir Government Friday placed Heads of 12 schools, which registered zero pass percentage, under suspension. The Government has also directed Chief Education Officers to identify poor- performing subject teachers for taking stringent action against them while a committee has been assigned to go into causes of dismal performance of these schools.
Director School Education Kashmir, Muhammad Shafi Rather, vide Order no. 2351, issued today, placed 12 Headmasters under suspension. The Heads are of Government High School Furah, Government High School Satiharan, Government High School Nagabal, Government High School Yarikah, Government High School Tujar, Government High School Khanmoh, Government High School Zethan, Government High School Achoora, Government Boys High School Budanamal, Government High School Puchal, Government Girls High School R N Mandir and Government Boys High School Gulab Bagh.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, Rather said, “A committee headed by Joint Director Elementary Education, with respective CEOs as member secretary, will ascertain the causes for poor performance of these schools and fix responsibility in individual cases. Further action will depend on findings of the panel.”
The Director further said the subject teachers whose performance has not been up to the mark will also be penalized.
“We will stop their annual increment with immediate effect and if situation warrants, more tough measures will be initiated against them,” he added. However, he said government would reward the Headmasters and Principals whose performance has been outstanding in the results.
“We will give one increment as incentive to Headmasters / Principals who have performed very well,” he said.
Today’s action follows State Secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami demanding a probe in poor performance of government schools.
Pertinently, a number of schools which showed dismal performance were adequately staffed. For instance, Government High School RN Mandir which failed to pass its solitary candidate had more than 20 teachers.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 22 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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