The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education is facing lot of inconvenience due to the absence of information in its database, pertaining to the teachers teaching in various secondary and higher secondary schools in the state.
According to the Goa Board, this situation has resulted in delay in the declaration of results of SSC and HSSC examinations.
In this context, the Goa Board has written to all the heads of the secondary and higher secondary schools affiliated to it, stating “It is observed that heads of institutions are not uploading the complete information of all the teachers on the web portal (of the Goa Board), which leads to overburdening the other teachers and delay in completion of confidential work with cascading effect on delay in declaration of results.”
“In view of this, the
schools are required to update the information on or before September 16,
2019,” the Goa Board communication states, adding “Subject details and teacher
details in all subjects including separate entry for social science I and
social science II, mathematics and science in different mediums, children with
special needs (CWSN), pre-vocational and National
Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) subjects for SSC, and all general, vocational, CWSN and NSQF subjects for HSSC are required to be filled in.”
Furthermore, the Goa Board has informed these schools to furnish information such as number of students appearing and number of batches required for conduct of practical examination as per rules for the HSSC (physics, chemistry, biology, geology, geography, banking, cookery, painting etc.); number of students appearing for practical examination of SSC (Science, pre-vocational, CWSN subjects, etc); subjects taught by respective teachers in current academic year; the contact number of the school and school e-mail Id; and the contact number of the head of the school.
“Failure to comply the above will be viewed seriously and may compel to impose penalty and even take action under ‘Goa Prevention of Malpractices at University, Boards and other specified Examination Act of 1991’ as applicable,” states the Goa Board letter dated August 21 and signed by its secretary Bhagirath Shetye.
Shetye told this daily that many of the secondary and higher secondary schools display lethargy towards updating information about their teachers. “As these schools do not update us on the experience as well as additional qualifications of their teachers, we cannot use them for purposes like correction of SSC and HSSC examination answer papers and so on, in turn, some other teachers being overburdened with these works,” he noted.