Kolkata, June 28: After Bihar, it's turn for West Bengal. A district magistrate (DM) in the state got the shock of his life when he asked a student of Standard 8 the name of the country and the state.
The DM of Burdwan district, Soumitra Mohan, who paid a surprise visit to a school along with his monitoring team on Monday, was told that while the name of the country is West Bengal, the name of the state is Bangladesh! In another school, a student said the capital of the country is Dhaka.
All hell broke loose when two state board toppers in the neighbouring Bihar failed to give correct answers in the media and were made to appear for re-examination. The topper in Humanities---Ruby Rai---was even arrested besides a few officials in connection to an entire topper scam.
The inspectors led by the DM visited a total of five schools. However, they also found satisfactory replies from students in some other schools and felt that these children should be nurtured properly. They also rewarded those younsgters.
The headmaster and teacher in another primary school were also showcaused after the latter failed to turn up for duty and the former tried to shield him.
The authorities have also taken steps to improve issues related to attendance of both students and teachers, usage of toilets, midday meals, cleanliness and others.