Tribune News Service
Patiala, September 13
“The authorities is utilizing exams as an promoting instrument,” alleged lecturers right here at present. Teachers of presidency colleges attacked the Punjab Government for utilizing college exams for his or her political features by means of a “authorities commercial” in a question paper.
Citing an occasion, the lecturers alleged that the federal government well highlighted the rise in social safety pension from Rs750 to Rs1,500 within the Punjabi examination of Class V that was held at present.
The Democratic Teachers Front (DTF) mentioned the Education Department had been utilizing the examination as a “PR instrument” forward of the Assembly elections.
Vikram Dev, president, DTF, mentioned the federal government had stooped to a brand new low by utilizing question papers as a platform for his or her political commercials. He mentioned: “This is shameful. We strongly condemn this. They intentionally have chosen authorities advert, which has been extensively used throughout the state.”
Dev mentioned over two lakh college students took the examination at present, and so they took the question paper residence whereas reply sheets (OMR) had been submitted on the centre.
The lecturers mentioned the Education Department had performed tips and directed the lecturers, college students and fogeys to love, remark and share the posts which had been uploaded by the division on Facebook.
Meanwhile, Harinder Kaur, District Education Officer, mentioned: “The questions are ready by the state Education Department. Therefore, I’m not able to remark.”