While on one hand, the IITs in the country are climbing up the QS World University Rankings, on the other, many schools in remote India don’t even have sufficient teachers, leading to mass failure of students.
One such example was recently found in Haryana where all students of a government girls’ school have failed to clear the Class X examination this year.
The Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE) had on May 21 declared the result for the Class X examination in which all 24 students of the Government Girls Secondary School in Kabrel village of Hisar district have failed to clear the Class X examination.
This is the only school in the district which has fared so badly, as per the officials of the state education department.
As per reports, the panchayat head of the village met the district administration several times demanding an adequate number of teachers in the school but the administration failed to meet their demands.
“The school had no teachers for Sanskrit, Hindi, Science, and Mathematics during the last academic session”, Dharam Singh, sarpanch of the village, was quoted as saying by a news agency.
“The girl students had also complained a number of times about the shortage of teaching staff”, Dharam said, adding, “Out of the 24 girls who failed to clear the exam, 15 have taken re-admission in the school.”
The villagers of Kabrel have blamed state government and the education department for the poor result.
Another villager said that there is no teacher for various subjects in the school for the past four years and the post of the headmaster is lying vacant for many years now.
“While on the one hand, the government is laying so much emphasis on the ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ programme, on the other hand, authorities have done nothing to solve the problem of shortage of staff in the school,” a villager said.