Punjab government on Friday suspended three teachers for submitting wrong information submitted regarding the strength of students in their class.
Punjab’s Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka today directed the concerned authorities to suspend Economics lecturer and officiating principal Harjit Singh, Mathematics lecturer Naresh Kumar and Biology lecturer Neelam of Government Senior Secondary School, Lehri in Punjab’s Bathinda district with immediate effect.
“These lecturers are found guilty of submitting wrong information during a physical verification and these teachers, in a bid to keep intact their posts, showed strength of 22 students (non-medical and medical) however, on inquiry the strength of students was found only five,” said Maluka.
Maluka has asked State Education Department to initiate a rationalization process in all the schools of the state to ensure required teacher student ratio. “Punjab government is committed to provide quality education to all the students studying in government schools and the rationalization process was an effort to streamline the education infrastructure,” Maluka said.
The Education Minister cautioned all the officers, teachers and officials of education department to not to submit wrong information regarding the strength of students in their respective education institutions and said that anyone found guilty of submitting wrong information would have to face the strict action.