Tribune News Service
Patiala, June 23
In an uncommon growth, teachers, college students and fogeys have been requested to like, remark and share posts, that are uploaded by the Education Department on its Facebook page. Those college students, who don’t have an account, have been requested to create one.
Notably, a ‘Healthy competitors’ of share, like and remark, introduced by the division, is already underway. In the competitors, whichever district will get most likes and shares in 24 hours might be declared winner.
A message from Patiala Deputy District Education Officer (DEO) to mother and father, teachers and college students reads: “We have to enhance followers and likes of the Education Department page on Facebook. We have 24 hours to go. Therefore, everybody has to get as many likes and share as doable.”
According to sources district schooling officers in the present day had held a gathering with faculty principals and directed them to get most participation within the competitors.
Following assembly, faculty heads directed teachers to get ‘most’ likes on Facebook within the coming 24 hours.
When requested about growth, Deputy DEO, Sukhwinder Khosla, mentioned, “We have been requested to share posts in order that most folks get conscious of enhancements within the Punjab School Education Department.”
When requested about telling younger kids create FB accounts, Khosla mentioned, “Only college students’ above Class IX have been requested to take part.”
It has been learnt that teachers and college students had been requested to get likes and feedback from neighbours, shopkeepers and villagers.
In truth, a Congress MLA additionally preferred actions page of the Education Department on FB to enhance the variety of likes.
Meanwhile, Vikram Dev, state president, Democratic Teachers Front, mentioned, “Ahead of the Assembly elections, the federal government is utilizing the Education Department as an IT cell to acquire political advantages. It is shameful to use teachers and college students for non-academic work, which is unproductive. We train college students that respect is commanded and never demanded. However, the step, seemingly, is the antithesis of this saying.”
Dev additional added that instructions had been in opposition to the only concept of freedom in social media.