Teachers In This State Ordered To Go To Colleges For Giving Online Classes! But Why?
As the academic year goes online for the second year on Tuesday, it will be teachers and not students who will be going to schools physically.
The Maharashtra government has issued a circular. It says 50% of teachers from Classes I to IX have to conduct online classes in schools itself and lecturers must be present 100% of the time in junior colleges.
For class 10 and 12 teachers, 100 per cent attendance is mandatory at schools and colleges to carry out assessment work to declare SSC and HSC results.
For Class 10
- The assessment work is in progress. Teachers have to complete the tabulation of marks by June 20.
- The results committee in each school has time till June 30 to upload the tabulated marks. The results are expected in mid-July.
For Class 12
- The marking process is still to be announced by the state.
- All clerical staff of educational institutes have also been directed to report to schools from Tuesday.
Why Teachers Are Protesting?
According to the circular lecturers must be present 100% of the time in junior colleges and 50% of teachers from Classes I to IX have to conduct online classes in schools themselves.
Now as we know there is a lack of trains to get to schools during this pandemic, it is extremely difficult for teachers to travel long distances to get to work.
Teachers do not fall in the essential services category to be eligible to board the trains and thus their protest and demand are to allow them to board the trains.
On Monday, teachers across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region had protested by travelling ticketless to schools and voluntarily paying fines to ticket examiners.
Teachers stated that even though they must go to school to conduct online classes, they must use their device because many schools do not have adequate internet facilities for e-learning.