Karnataka

‘Please pass me, I had no maths teacher’

A student points out absence of Mathematics teachers in his school in his appeal to the evaluator at Hassan.  

The latest photographs of answer scripts of SSLC examinations, which are doing the rounds in social media, hold a mirror to the sorry state of schools in the State. Among the widely shared ones are of those of two students registering their disappointment over the absence of mathematics teachers in their schools.

One student in his answer paper requests the evaluator to “somehow pass him in mathematics” since “there was no teacher for mathematics and someone came in March and covered the entire syllabus in 15 days”.

Another student says he left the school he was studying earlier because there was no maths teacher and joined an English-medium school. “I found it difficult to follow teaching in English. When I requested for teaching in Kannada, they snubbed me saying it was an English-medium school … Please pass me,” requests the student.

Nobody knows who these students are and where they studied. Of course, the source of these photographs is yet to be identified.

Recently, there were a few other copies in which one of the students wrote recipe of chicken curry and another student threatened the evaluator of black magic if he did not give him pass marks.

The evaluators are not allowed to carry cell phones to the evaluation centres. However, somehow the photographs of “interesting” pages were taken and circulated in social media.


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