Our parents, students and society in general, put a great amount of faith in teachers. They entrust their kids' future in the hands of teachers. They believe that even if the whole world says no, if the teacher says 'Yes' then that's right.
But, what if that teacher is not right? We get it that it's not possible for everyone to know everything. Even teachers make mistakes. But, for an English teacher to have difficulty reading from the English textbook is not one of them. That's not a mistake, that's plain ignorance and scary on a whole new level.
Recently, an inspection was done in a government school in UP by the District Mgistrate (DM) Devendra Kumar Pandey. During the inspection he asked an English teacher to read a few lines from a class 8 textbook. However, she failed to do so. She couldn't read properly.
Reportedly, Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) Pradeep Kumar Pandey said, "An inspection was done by District Magistrate (DM) Devendra Kumar Pandey, and I was also part of the inspection. In classes 6 and 8 when the lessons were asked to be read in Hindi then most students were able to do that. But when the students were made to read in English then most of them failed, and even some teachers failed to do so."
#WATCH Unnao: An English teacher fails to read a few lines of the language from a book after the District Magistrate, Devendra Kumar Pandey, asked her to read during an inspection of a govt school in Sikandarpur Sarausi. (28.11) pic.twitter.com/wAVZSKCIMS— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 30, 2019
The DM further scolded the teacher that if she can't read properly then how will she teach the kids. He said that she should be suspended immediately. She is an English teacher and she can't even read English properly. When the teacher started defending herself, he cuts her short, saying, “So what? You're BA pass, aren't you? I did not even ask you to translate, all I asked for was that you read a few lines in English from the text book…and you couldn't do that.”
Further action will be taken after the district magistrate submits his report.