BENGALURU: The state government plans a crackdown on ‘non-performing’ aided schools and one of its proposals is to cut salaries of teachers if SSLC students perform poorly, a recent circular issued by the education department reveals.
Teachers to face cut in salary for poor SSLC results
The government is in the process of analysing performances of aided schools in SSLC exams over the past five years and should results be consistently poor, it intends to cut salaries of teachers working in these institutions. Schools also face de-recognition if standards are not met while performing below the district average and zero pass results over the last five years could draw penal action.
There are over 9,000 aided schools in the state and the government spends Rs 3,000 crore annually on salaries of teachers.
SSLC results announced in May show as many as 49,408 (24%) of the 2,08,227 aided school students who took the exam failed. The overall (including unaided and government schools) pass percentage was 72.
Source: Times of India