Shah Faesal suspends 18 teachers from Bemina School


Srinagar: Eighteen teachers of a high school in Bemina Srinagar were suspended after they were found absent from their classrooms during an inspection yesterday.

To top it all, the students of fourth and fifth standards at the Government Girls High School (GGHS) Bemina failed to even write ‘twenty-five divided by four’.

“I refuse to believe that at a time when we are talking so much about reform, the indifference and carelessness of teachers continues to be of this level,” DSEK Shah Faesal said.

He said that these children could not even write ‘twenty-five divided by four’, “not to speak of solving it”. The school has an enrolment of 110.

The eighteen teachers, according to Faesal, were present inside the staff room. The director ordered the suspension of the entire staff and stated that they will be reinstated only improving the learning levels of students.

“They will be given salary only after the discipline and learning levels of the children improve,” DSEK said.

Interestingly, the school has shown zero percent performance in class 10 results consistently from past three years.

When asked why there were no teachers in their classrooms, the students gave multiple reasons. “Some said that it was their gaming and drawing periods while others said teachers don’t come to the school”.

“Is our conscience dead, is there no shame left in us. Someone help me to find answers,” DSEK posted on Facebook after the visit to the school.

The DSEK pointed out that the school was apparently the dirtiest one with the garbage littered all around.

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