An official from the school education department of the MP Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) said that the Madhya Pradesh government decided to test skills of school teachers of around 700 schools by making them appear for an examination that is similar to class 10 & class 12 board exams as 30% of the students in these schools failed in these examinations.
On May 15th the results of Class 10 & Class 12 board examinations were declared and almost around 700 government schools across the state registered below 30% result. So due to the poor results of students, a total of 3500 teachers of these schools are about to take the examination on June 12. This particular decision was taken after a review meeting over poor board exam results especially of class 10.
School education principal secretary Rashmi Arun Shami said that according to their performance in the examinations the teachers will be graded and penalties will be imposed if they fail. She said, to check the capability of teachers and to fix the accountability of teachers, this is being done.
District education officer, Bhopal, Dharmendra Sharma said if their performance was extremely poor teachers could face demotion or even forced retirement.
MP Teachers Association general secretary Ashutosh Sharma said, many of the teachers were engaged in official work and worked more than their duty hours. They do not have any problem in taking a test but it is also the responsibility of the government to give ample time to teachers to upgrade themselves.