Higher secondary department seeks details of teachers from valuation camps

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Kozhikode: The department of general education has directed to collect the details of the teachers who had done the valuation and the revaluation of some papers of the higher secondary exams in the years 2019, 2020 and 2021. The department secretary has handed over the list of the papers and their register numbers, that were valued at the various valuation and revaluation camps in the last three years, to the camp coordinators.

The register number of 138 plus one candidates and 123 plus two candidates in 2019 have been included in the list. Meanwhile, the list of 2020 contains the register numbers of 129 plus one students and 123 plus two students. In 2021, the numbers of 245 plus one candidates and 108 plus two candidates have been included.

The teachers’ association, meanwhile, allege that the move is to deliberately target these teachers just because of minor changes in the marks during the revaluation. The teachers say that it has become common to summon hundreds of teachers to the higher secondary directorate in Thiruvananthapuram, even if there is a difference of just one or two marks.

They complain that the teachers of English, Malayalam, History and Sociology are often at the receiving end of such actions, despite the answer keys of these subjects being not too rigid. Even if the teachers who initially evaluate the papers reduce marks for grammar mistakes and spelling mistakes, the one who revaluate the paper might have a different approach. The teachers says that if half marks each are additionally given for ten questions, there will be a difference of 5 marks in the total score. Interestingly, no register number of the Physics, Chemistry and Maths papers, that undergo double evaluation, feature in the lists. 

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