‘Education for all’ is one of the major tasks being carried out by the Indian government but still we have the lowest literacy rate in Asia. India is working but the pace is slow as we haven’t achieved what we should have been so far. This recent incident that took place in Uttar Pradesh shook the entire country and proved that it will take double the time to achieve what we are aiming.
Education is a big opportunity for India to be developed socially and economically. Educated citizens are the weapon who yield positive impact on the Indian society through their contribution at home and professional fields. But this video of an English teacher failing to read two lines of 8th standard text book shattered the hopes of a citizen who dreams for a well educated country in near future.
This incident happened in a government school in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. The district magistrate of Unnao district who visited the school for surprise inspection asked the class teacher to read out two lines from the text book. On seeing her stumbling to read that, the visibly angry magistrate shouts “She should be suspended immediately. She is an English teacher and she can’t even read English properly,”
Watch the video here :
#WATCH Unnao: An English teacher fails to read a few lines of the language from a book after the District Magistrate, Devendra Kumar Pandey, asked her to read during an inspection of a govt school in Sikandarpur Sarausi. (28.11) pic.twitter.com/wAVZSKCIMS— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 30, 2019
Magistrate Devendra Kumar Pandey, reacting to her defense shouts ““So what? You’re BA pass, aren’t you? I did not even ask you to translate, all I asked for was that you read a few lines in English from the text book…and you couldn’t do that.”
Devendra Kumar visited the school and asked the students to read few lines from their English book. When he see them fumbling to read, he asked the teacher to read it. After seeing her failing miserably, the District Manager ordered to suspend her immediately to Basic Shiksha Adhikari.
This incident triggered the netizens to react. Check out their reactions below :
DM can also just take out 5 minutes to watch live video from mobile when mid day meals are served.— Chirag Dave (@ChiragMDave) November 30, 2019
Absolute rot.— Views (@myfeedofviews) November 30, 2019
Imagine the plight of students in such schools.
We talk of demographic dividend.
Catch the person who appointed her for this post. This is the story of almost all govt schools.— Ironman (@Jinki_Boli) November 30, 2019
this is shameful for whole education system of India which is destroying lives and dreams of poor students. Stop destroying lives. #pmoindia— Sudhanshu Shukla (@worldrepub) November 30, 2019
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