Jammu, August 28: In view of bring in quality education in the government schools in the state, the newly appointed Chief Education Officer (CEO) Chowdhry Altaf Hussain stopped payment of salary to the teachers of Government Boys Middle School, Rajouri because of the poor performance shown by the students of that school. The CEO has directed the Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) to pay the wages to the staff only after there is development in academic performance of students.
The CEO visited the school which is just few yards away from his office and in his interaction with the students of classes VII and VIII, he found that the students were not able to solve simple mathematics problems of addition and subtraction. Also, about 95 percent students in all classes could not read and write properly.
The principal of the school was told to organize a record of subject-wise weekly performance of every student in the school. CEO has warned the teachers that if any teacher is found to be performing bad for three months in a row, a report will be sent to the higher authorities for appropriate action.
The teachers upon asking about the poor performance of students held the student and their parents responsible. But as per CEO, the teachers were not experts and because of which students failed to achieve bare minimum level of education. Also, the CEO found that the school was not being well maintained and cleaned despite a staff of 10 teachers for eight classes.
The CEO also paid visit to the Government Girls Middle School and was told that the school had scarcity of teachers. No mathematics teacher was appointed to the school in the last eight years. The English teacher had not joined duty as he was performing the duty of Zonal Resource Person.
Apart from this, this recently appointed CEO has also decided to form teams to monitor the academic performance in government schools in the entire district. The teams would be headed by principals of government higher secondary schools concerned, assisted by two masters or senior teachers.