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Teachers to face action for mistakes during evaluation
Following the rising number of complaints from the students’ fraternity, the State government has decided to take action against the teachers who commit mistakes during evaluation of answer sheets this academic year.
This move comes after the School Education Department, during the revaluation of answer sheets last year, found that the teachers have committed several errors while correcting them. A senior official from the Directorate of School Education told DT Next that board exams, especially for Class 10, 11 and 12 will be over by March itself and the evaluation of answer sheets will commence immediately.
"Around 40,000 teachers across the State will be involved in the evaluation process. Corrections will be over before elections,” the official added. He said several thousand students from Class 10, 11 and 12, who appeared for board exams, applied for revaluation last year. "During the scrutiny, it was found that many teachers committed several mistakes while correcting the answer papers," he said adding that the teachers did not give the required marks for right answers.
According to the official, the government has decided to take disciplinary action against teachers who evaluate answer sheets carelessly this year. He said that teachers were clearly instructed that they should use only red pen for correction.
They were also asked to strike using the red pen if any paper was found without answers, the official said and pointed out that evaluators should put the marks legibly so that totalling process will be easy.
The official said that all the teachers were instructed that they should correct the papers based on the key answers which will be provided to them by the Directorate of Examination. "When a student applies for revaluation, the particular teacher who corrected the paper will be called once again to explain and justify the stance," the official pointed out.
More than 25 lakh students of Class 10, 11 and 12 are appearing for board exams this year which has commenced on February second week.