The staff of a government school in Rajouri's Manjakote zone tried to befool the Education department by registering the presence of five employees in the daily online attendance system, but in reality, during a surprise check, only two teachers were found to be present on Saturday.
As per details available with Greater Kashmir, in the online attendance registration mechanism, a teacher, identified as Naseer Ahmed, a regularized Rehbar-e-Taleem teacher posted at Government Middle School Khankari, registered that out of six teachers posted at the school, five were present, while one was on BLO duty.
However, a short time later, a team of District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) Rajouri paid a surprise visit to the school and found that only two out of the six posted teachers were present. "Besides, the two teachers present were busy chatting, leaving the students unattended," an official said.
Not only this, official added, arrival-cum-departure register of the school was found to be "unclosed" (absence not struck off and boxes left open) since the last three working days, which shows grave negligence of the staff.
Poor state of affairs of the school can also be gauged from the fact that only 6 out of 25 students were found present in the school.
Taking note of it, zonal education officer Manjakote Lal Hussain served a show-cause notice to the school staff, terming their approach as highly negligent. "It shows headmaster of school and staff members posted in the school are in league to confer undue benefits to each other at the cost of innocent learners admitted in the school," the order issued by ZEO Office read.
The ZEO, while talking to Greater Kashmir, said that it is grave negligence on the part of school staff and their practice to befool authorities came to the fore during surprise visit of DIET Rajouri.