Gujarat to name and shame around 6,500 erring teachers
The Gujarat government will publish in its monthly magazine the names of around 6,500 school teachers who committed errors while evaluating board examination answer sheets.
The teachers had committed more than one mistake in evaluating the answer sheets of students of classes 10 and 12, who appeared for the board exams held in March-April this year, an official of the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) said.
The names of the erring teachers would be published in the board's monthly magazine 'Madhyamik Shikshan ane Parikshan', circulated in around 17,000 secondary and higher secondary schools in the state, GSHSEB Chairman A J Shah said today.
"Out of the nearly 25,000 school teachers tasked with evaluating the answer sheets of both classes 10 and 12 students, around 6,500 teachers were found to have committed more than one mistake, such as wrong totaling of marks," Shah said.
Shah said the Gujarat education department had in 2002 floated the idea and a Government Resolution (GR) was issued back then.
The move has been welcomed by the Gujarat State Higher Secondary Teachers Federation.
"During our seminars, we urge teachers to pay more attention while checking the answer sheets. However, some teachers fail to do their work properly. Due to these erring teachers, the entire fraternity gets a bad name," the federation's president, Pankaj Patel, said.
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