Berhampur, August 22 (LocalWire): In a bizarre incident, class IX students of a girls’ high school in Ganjam district were promoted to class X without any of their annual examination answer scripts being evaluated by the teachers.
This anomaly came to light when the district education officer Sanatan Panda
paid a visit to Girls’ High School, Patapur and interacted with the students of Class X on Wednesday.
As many as 87 students were promoted this year.
In a disciplinary action, DEO has suspended the in-charge headmistress of the school and also issued show cause notices to three other teachers.
He also held up one month’s salary of the teachers for neglecting their duty.
The DEO asked them to respond to the show cause within a week.
‘I interacted with the students of Class X and they said they did not get the mark-sheet of the annual examination of Class IX, DEO said.
Since the in-charge headmistress was absent, I inquired about the matter with other teachers and asked for the answer sheets.
As they did not provide them, I searched the almirah and found the answer sheets that had not been evaluated,’ he said.
‘I was surprised how the result was published and students were promoted to Class X,’ said the DEO.
During inspection, he also found that answer sheets of last years’ test examinations have also not evaluated till date.