Teachers desert school assumed duties in SSC exam

Ahmad Nabi

LANDI KOTAL: Out of nine total teaching staff of government middle school, Gagra, Landi Kotal, five teachers deserted their school by assuming duties in ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination, students and parents regretted.

Students of the school were on the view that they were also taking their annual exam in the presence of two teachers. They needed attention of their class teachers to teach them question papers to pass it but ironically majority of the teaching staff had been deployed in various exam hall in the current SSC exam.

It was observed that monitor of a class was busy teaching the classmates. The parents’ community expressed their disappointment over the decision of allegedly needless exam duties that effected education of their children. A local Asad Khan, whose three nephews were studying in the school said that it was injustice of the department that in spite of the fact that annual exam was is in progress and maximum teaching staff of the institution were executing SSC exam in different examination halls.

“It is the reason that beside of spending of huge income, the state-run education schools have poor performance and the masses prefer enroll their children in private schools”, Khan remarked. When Director Education for Fata Hashim Khan was contacted on the issue he said that all exam duties were jointly assigned by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISP), Peshawar the Education Management Information System (EMIS) and all initiatives it took independently without coordinating with them.

He added that immediately directions would be convoyed to Distract Education Officer (DEO), Khyber district to probe into the matter and resolve it. When the matter was brought in notice of Assistant Commissioner, Landi Kotal Muhammad Imran he said that it was department affair and he could not take action although he assured that the issue would be take-up with the education department. The on exam duty teachers said that they applied for the duties and got it through universal procedure of draw. Parents demanded of the education department to formulate a system according to which a certain number of teachers could join exam duties and the schools could also function smoothly.