Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pressure on teachers to give good results reflects on students

AJMER: Where on one hand Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is trying to do away with exam stress from classes X and XII, the district
board Class VIII, on the other hand, is putting pressure on students to clear the preliminary tests at district-level. Last month the district education officer, elementary education, issued a notice to every government school to ensure 100% results in the forthcoming class VIII board examinations that will start from March 4.
"To make students aware of the board pattern in class X, the education department will conduct district-level board exams for class VIII," said an official.
"For quality education in schools we have asked all heads of government schools to ensure 100 % marks in district board exams," said Birda Singh Rawat, DEO, elementary. The aim is that teachers should work with the students and prepare them well, he added.
Class VIII board exams are conducted by the District Institute Of Education And Training (DIETs) of every district and the pattern and timetable remains the same in all district of the state.
"Last month the department initiated a policy to honour those teachers who bring out the best results and action against those who don't perform well in exams. This creates pressure on the teachers," said Manoj Dube, executive of teachers' association.
He said teachers put the burden of completing the course and revision on the students and make students study for 8-10 hours even in class VIII.
"In private schools a teacher's job completely depends on board results and ensuring competition within the private schools, the teachers put pressure on the students to retain their jobs," added Umesh Sharma of teacher's union. He added that despite CBSE's efforts to ease pressure on students, the compulsion on teachers is the main reason for stress among students.

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