Srinagar: The government has decided to shift those government school teachers to far flung areas who failed to produce good results in class 8th examination.
Farooq Ahmad Shah, Secretary School Education during a review meeting convened on Monday at Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) directed officials to go ahead with the proposal immediately.
The meeting, officials said was convened to review the utilization of funds under various schemes besides review of academic situation in government educational institutions.
“We will shift all poor performing teachers to far flung areas. Let them face the consequences for not doing justice to their job,” officials quoted Shah having said in the meeting.
They said secretary asked the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) to identify the non- performing teachers who failed to produce above 50 percent results in class 8th and submit their list to the DSEK.
“Those who have below 50 percent performance will be shifted to far flung areas in Kupwara and those having zero percent results will be suspended and attached to CEO Kupwara,” official’s who attended the meeting quoted Shah.
“He also said that teachers with zero percent performance will be charge sheeted by the department,” said an official who was part of the meeting.
The development comes days after a government school was locked in Ganderbal district by locals after producing zero percent results in recently announced class 8th results. In the school none among the 32 students had qualified the class 8th exams in all the subjects.
Meanwhile, secretary school education has asked Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) to ensure availability of text books in schools within three days.
“He asked ZEOs to coordinate with BOSE and ensure availability of text books in all the schools before winter vacations,” the officials said.
Secretary Education has also slammed the CEOs for not monitoring the functioning of government schools in their districts.
“None of you spent a day in field to review the functioning of government schools. You don’t take your job seriously,” Shah according to officials, said in the meeting.
During the meeting, secretary has also directed CEOs to start structural audit of school buildings and identify unsafe buildings in the districts.
“The unsafe buildings will be demolished and department will work for reconstruction of these school buildings as well,” official quoted Shah having said.
The meeting was attended by Director School Education Kashmir GN Itoo, Project Director Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Project Director Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, Principal State Institute of Education besides CEOs of all the districts of Kashmir division.