Lucknow, Apr 6: In yet another example showing Uttar Pradesh board's apathy towards future of thousands of students, the answer sheets of class 10 and 12 are being checked by teachers having no knowledge of those subjects.
Reason why this shocking claim can't be denied because the allegations have been levelled by teachers who are on collision course with the state government.
As per a report published in TOI, in a letter shot off to Board authorities, RP Mishra, state president of Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Sangh, mentioned around a dozen cases in the state capital where teachers were evaluating copies of the subjects they have never taught. Similar cases have also been reported from Mainpuri and Firozabad, he alleged.[UP Minister's daughter caught cheating in Board exam]
"Hindi teachers are checking mathematics copies. And if the Board has allotted wrong subjects to nine teachers in just one school (in Lucknow), one can easily know the scenario across the state. I have also found students' photographs pasted on teachers' ID cards in many cases and have reported the same to the Board authorities, but no action has been taken," Mishra was quoted by TOI as saying.
For the past six days around 45,000 teachers have boycotted the evaluation work over their three-point demands, including payment of outstanding dues of previous years evaluation work, fixing a minimum wage for teachers of unaided schools and start of a pension scheme for teachers of government-aided schools.
Approximately 1.40 crore answer sheets are to be evaluated within two weeks. UP board had deployed nearly 1.05 lakh teachers for this job but majority of them have boycotted the work. Even principal's union have come out in support of the protesting teachers.
The incident comes days after entire nation was shocked with the viral image of mass cheating in Bihar's Vaishali district, in which parents had climbed walls of the schools to help their wards write answers.