In the recent times, a lot of mismanagement from the educational board has been highlighted putting students’ career at stake. Erroneous calculations have been the major hurdle. To make the evaluation process serious and error-free, the Gujarat government has come up with a significant step to name and shame such evaluators at a time. The Gujarat state board decided to publish the names of those 6,000 teachers who were found to commit blunders while checking the answer sheets of class 10 and class 12 board exams. Gujarat State Board Introduces New Exam Pattern for Classes 10, 12 Students.
The decision is listed among the series of actions taken by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) against to all the teachers who were repeatedly found committing such error. The Indian Express reported that around 6,634 names were selected out of 20,000 evaluators who were arranged to check the answer sheets in the science and general stream. These many teachers were found to fault the answers by ten marks or more.
The list with the names of the teachers being guilty of checking and providing wrong numbers will be published in two editions of GSHSEB journal; Shikshan Ane Parikshan. Every month the board releases about 17,000 copies of the same and all the affiliated secondary and higher secondary schools have subscribed to it.
A.J. Shah, GSHSEB Chairman was quoted saying, “We have realised that charging a fine of Rs 100 is not an effective corrective measure. Since last year, the board initiated a move to identify all those who made errors of more than ten marks and counsel them. But this year again, there is a huge number of such evaluators. So, it was decided to publish their names in the monthly journal to make them realise their mistake.”
Last year, around 8,000 teachers wrongly added marks in class 10 and class 12 board exams which affected in the aggregate. The board headquarters highlighted the errors and announced penalties ranging from Rs. 50 for one-mark error in class 10 and class 12 general stream to Rs. 100 in class 12. The recent move has been supported by the Gujarat State Higher Secondary Teachers Federation (GSHSTF) while others such as Association of Progressive Schools (AOPS) warned ‘name and shame’ could lead to a shortage of evaluators in the coming years.