Nagpur: In a move that would force lakhs of students spend sleepless nights, the teachers of junior colleges have decided to boycott checking of Class XII exam answer-papers from March 10. The decision of the teachers follows rejection of their various demands by Education Minister Vinod Tawde. The meeting between the Minister and the Association of teachers concluded without any tangible outcome. As a result, the teachers decided to boycott checking of Class XII exam answer-papers.
The representatives of Vidarbha Junior College Teachers’ Association (VIJUCTA) held a meeting with Education Minister Vinod Tawde. The teachers put up their long pending demands before the minister. Although Tawde assured to kook into the demands but no concrete step was contemplated forcing the teachers to go ahead with boycott decision. According to VIJUCTA, various demands of over 60,000 junior college teachers are pending since long. Despite several correspondence and agitations, the demands were not met by the State Government.
Over 1.50 lakh students to be affected:
The Class XII exam will last up to March 26. The number of students appearing for this exam stands at 1,57,132. All these students would face enormous problems. A total of 79,673 boys and 77,459 girls are appearing for the exam. In Science Stream, 60,397 students, Arts – 66,698 students, Commerce – 21,695 students and MCVC – 8342 students are appearing in the exam.