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Delhi: Three govt school teachers fired ‘for beating up students’

A senior government official said when Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, interacted with the students, they gave him indications of the "unacceptable behaviour" of the three accused teachers and a continuous neglect of studies.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 22, 2016 2:29 am
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Three teachers of a government school have been terminated following complaints that they had resorted to physical violence and hurled abuses at children.

The move came during an inspection by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia of special classes being held at Shahid Hamukalani Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Lajpat Nagar.

During the inspection, children of Classes IX and XII reportedly told Sisodia about teachers beating up students.

The students also said they were unable to understand whatever was being taught to them in Physics, since no practical classes were being held.

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Following the complaints, the government terminated the services of a trained graduate teacher (TGT) Science teacher, TGT Social Science teacher and PGT Physics teacher.

A TGT Hindi teacher, Accounts lecturer and the school vice-principal have also been suspended, said an official from the education department.

“The students gave the minister an indication that they weren’t being treated well. The minister then asked the teachers and principal to leave the room, so that the students could speak without fear. They told the minister that two teachers repeatedly engaged in physical violence and used abusive language,” said an aide of the minister present during the inspection.

Sisodia, who also holds the Education portfolio, directed the principal and teachers to treat students with affection and sensitivity.

He said attempts to browbeat children would be counter-productive and they would stop respecting their elders.

The minister said it is the duty of students to respect their teachers but that would only be possible if students were treated with affection.

(with PTI inputs)

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  1. P
    May 25, 2016 at 4:37 pm
    It is unfair. No action can be taken before proper enquiry or verification of the said complaint. Govt should give the teachers also a chance to present their side of the story. In a govt department if a complaint is made by some one, An enquiry committee is set up for enquiry they question both the parties and verify the facts and then take a suitable action based on their committee report. In this case teachers are terminated straightaway without any enquiry or verification of facts. Plz grow up AAP educate yourself a bit. Strongly disappointed since i also voted you and now regretting it too. Plz improve or you people are never coming again.
    1. Sheik Mohamed
      May 22, 2016 at 4:39 am
      The teachers has no right to physically ault the students while they took no care to know whether the students are understanding their way of teaching or not. Let us hope that this shall deter those who continuously work like this in Government Schools.