Govt school teachers find tuition more lucrative

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Jamtikra: Even as government school teachers of Attabira block in Bargarh district remain busy in pursuing private tuitions, performance of students here has drastically come down.

According to sources, many of the government school teachers openly indulge in private tuition, farming activities and insurance business, flouting guidelines of the state government. The officials of the school and mass education department allegedly keep mum in this matter.

The state government strives hard these days to implement 5-T for bringing good governance to the state. As teachers remain busy in private tuition from 6 to 9 both in the morning and evening, they come to school late and leave early.

For obvious reasons, studies at government schools in Bargarh district have gone haywire. Meritorious students who are fiscally incapable to avail private tuition fail to score good marks in examinations.

Local parents and intelligentsia have demanded dismissal of such school teachers from service who do not adhere to their moral responsibilities. Even as students refuse to avail private tuition, many teachers reportedly become vindictive and take revenge otherwise.

School and mass education department and the district administration should conduct regular raids for bringing transparency in the education sector. Many educated unemployed youths of Bargarh district could be given employment and posted in their place, the parents opined.

On being contacted, Attabira block education officer Rajaram Meher said, “We will conduct an investigation and take necessary steps to curb the practice of private tuition in this block.”

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