The Gujarat Government has decided to make names of teachers public for committing errors while evaluating the answer sheets of class 10 and class 12 students. According to reports, names of over 6000 teachers have been shortlisted from amongst 20000 evaluators who were assigned the job of checking copies of science and general stream students. Officials say that name of only those teachers have picked whose evaluation during verification was found to be faulty by 10 marks or above. The government has decided to publish their names in its education monthly journal - 'Shikshan Ane Parikshan'.
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) publishes nearly 17000 journals per month and distribute them in each and every school affiliated to Gujarat Board. The Gujarat State Higher Secondary Teachers Federation (GSHSTF) is in favour of the board's decision.
Pankaj Patel, president of GSHSTF, said that there are many teachers who don't do their job properly. However, there are some who are not in the favour of decision as they are of the view that it will deter teachers from checking board copies. Association of Progressive Schools (AOPS) warned that 'name and shame' will lead to shortage of evaluators in the coming years.
"Such a step over a deliberate error may be fine but what if the mistake is not intentional? Every human being makes mistakes. They should not humiliate teachers in this manner, it will result in further shortage of teachers for a board already starved of manpower,” Manan Choksi, AOPS president, was quoted as saying by Indian Express.
Earlier, nearly 100 teachers, found guilty of checking copies erroneously, were reprimanded by Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama.