Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 6:
After the 24-hour deadline to the agitating lecturers of Block Grant colleges expired this evening, Odisha’s Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) said that it is considering all possible alternatives to press ahead with answer paper evaluation of recently concluded Plus Two examination.
“Even after all our attempts and requests, the lecturers have not reported to evaluation duty. Keeping in mind the interest of the students, we are left with no choice but to consider alternatives,” said CHSE Chairman Basudeb Chhatoi speaking to reporters this evening.
“We request the lecturers of private, aided and other autonomous degree colleges including the newly created universities to join the evaluation process. We also request the principals and the VCs of the concerned institutions to relieve them so that they can join the evaluation at the nearest valuation centres,” he added.
The agitating lecturers, on the other hand, showed no signs of backing down even after the announcement. Instead, they requested all other teachers to boycott the evaluation.
“We have a long pressing and just demand. It is the government that has been playing with us time and again. They keep breaking their promises and that is why we had to take such a stand this time. Now that they have decided to completely ignore us and deploy new staff for evaluation, we would request the entire lecturers’ fraternity to stay away from evaluation,” said an agitating teacher reacting to the developments in Bhubaneswar’s Lower PMG.
While educationists reacted sharply against deployment of untrained and unskilled evaluators citing that it can lead to misevaluation, confirmations for joining the evaluation duty from any volunteering college could not be received till late evening.