Jaipur: Two government schoolteachers were suspended, while decision was taken to penalise a Printing Press for the error-ridden English question Paper for Class X students appearing for half-yearly exam in government schools in Jaipur.
The glaring spelling errors in a passage on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the question paper had left the education officials red-faced.
The passage in the Class X English paper, while referring to the PM, read: “As a spoker he is known as a croad-puller. He is the most sovy political leader of India.”
The spelling errors occurred at both levels—the teachers who prepared and reviewed the paper and the printing press, said Ratan Singh Yadav, Jaipur District Education Officer.
“One of the teachers, Ritu Srivastava, prepared the question paper and another teacher, Sarita Yadav, moderated it but the errors were there in the paper on Monday,” Yadav said.
The question paper was set at the district education level for government schools in Jaipur.
“The paper was distributed in all government and private schools in Jaipur affiliated to the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer,” he said.
There are more than 2 lakh students in about 35,000 government and private schools in Jaipur which are affiliated to the RBSE.
The district education officer said nearly 15-16 errors were made at the level of the teachers, while the printing press was responsible for 12-13 other inaccuracies.
“All errors were related to spellings. There was no factual or conceptual error in the paper,” the officer said.
Yadav said the two teachers were suspended with immediate effect after the matter came to light and a decision to penalise the printing press was taken. Source : timesofindia