50 lakh+ answer sheets of HSC exams have piled up for evaluation due to the boycott call given by the teachers
Although the unions had made it completely clear their intention to boycott the evaluation process even before the board exams started.
Nagpur: As the standoff between the state education department and junior college teachers’ associations continues in full swing, Due to the boycott call given by the teachers, more than 50 lakh answer sheets of the HSC examination have been piled up for evaluation.
The education department has also not been able to find any concrete solution in any way. Although the unions had made it completely clear their intention to boycott the evaluation process even before the board exams started. Teachers across the state have boycotted all post-examination work until the state government accepts nearly a dozen of their demands at all.
Avinash Borde, president of Vidarbha Junior College Teachers Association (VJCTA), said, “Our entire focus is on the academic interest of the students, so no one should think that we are doing something wrong. In fact, all our teachers are visiting the exam centers daily and ensuring that the HSC question papers are conducted in a proper manner. We are doing this despite the government not making any promises because we are concerned about the students and their future.”
Discuss it with our apex body and decide further course of action
Last year itself, the teachers also made this request to the government and placed their demands, which have been pending for many years. This was also the first meeting between the two stakeholders last week in Mumbai after the HSC exams began. The board has also said that the meeting has ended without taking any concrete decision.
Avinash Borde said, “School Education Minister Deepak Kesarkar was unwell and attended the online meeting. We wanted the officials concerned to give their assurance in writing, which did not happen.”
Avinash Borde said, “But now the minister’s office has informed us that the minutes of our meeting will be given. Based on the copy of minutes, we will discuss it with our apex body and decide further course of action.”
He has also said that the members of VJCTA have also expressed a lot of concern for the students. “It is a natural thing for any teacher. Students will always be our priority. Due to this, all our steps will be taken only after considering the impact on the students.” Avinash Borde said.
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