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Assam Education Minister to Take Strict Against Poor Performing Schools

Assam Education Minister to Take Strict Against Poor Performing Schools
July 11
14:36 2017

Reacting to the poor performance of huge number of government schools in recent HSLC examination, Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has warned the schools principals to perform or perish.

While, reviewing the school-wise performance in the HSLC examination, the minister said, “Some strict actions like giving voluntary retirement option and disciplinary action will be taken against the teachers or schools who will fail to perform.”

Sarma further added that provincialized schools resorting to enrolment record manipulation would be de-provincialized, if proved so.

“During the review, we also noticed that several recently provincialized schools have single-digit number of students. As per rules, the schools should have at least 30 students for provincialization,” stated Sarma, adding, “Besides, many others contradictions have been found and regarding this, inquiry would be conducted by tallying the school records with the SEBA records. We will de-provincialize such schools giving false data of students.”

The principals of 93 schools having a pass percentage below 10 were also held accountable for their failure. “We would send inspection teams to such schools to review the overall performance of the teachers. The team will also interact with the local people and further action would be taken up on the basis of reports produced by the team. If required, such schools would be merged with other schools and teachers would be transferred elsewhere.”

The minister also announced that a Whatsapp group of the poor performing schools would be formed where the principals have to give daily updates about the presence of teachers from the morning assembly session till the school gets over.


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