Bank accounts of 24K students to be opened in 10 days
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Nov 23: Expressing displeasure about the poor performance of class 9 and 10 students of government schools and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas in their monthly exams, the deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum district, Vijaya Jadhav, has directed the education department officials to conduct exams between November 28 and 30 under the supervision of the sub-divisional officer.
Jadhav said that exams are not optional and asked the officials to ensure that the students compulsorily appear for the monthly exams. She added that the students’ academic performance will become the basis of evaluating the professional performances of the teachers and also the Block Elementary Education Officers (BEEO).
The DC also has warned that disbursement of salaries to teachers and BEEOs will be determined by the attendance of students and teachers. Jadhav said that teachers should compulsorily adhere to biometric attendance.
SDM Dhalbhum, Piyush Sinha, advised that the affectivity of remedial classes that are conducted for students should be evaluated and how much benefit these classes are offering to the students. Sinha also added that the students who have failed to pass their exams should be identified and their weak points should be highlighted so that the teachers can help them improve their performance.
Evaluation of academics and students’ performances carried out by the district education department officials have revealed that students are writing similar answers to questions and their mistakes are not being corrected by teachers. The evaluators found that some students had copied the questions as their answers and also that some teachers had given marks for wrong answers too.
On these revelations Jadhav said that exams should be corruption free. She also said that students who have recorded a 100 per cent attendance should be awarded along with their parents during SMC meetings.
The evaluation by district education department officials also revealed that bank accounts of 24,369 students have not been opened for students from classes 1 to 12. The officials who carried out the evaluation also claimed that 14,000 applications in this regard are pending with the banks. The DC directed the Lead District Manager of banks and the education department officials to establish better coordination and ensure that the students’ bank accounts are opened within the next 10 days.