Gurdaspur:Fake admissions at government primary schools in Gurdaspur district came to light when nearly 100 students were found absent in the ongoing class V examinations conducted by Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) .
Meanwhile District Education Officer (Primary) Gurdaspur Jagbir Singh ordered a probe into the role of primary school teachers.
It is pertinent to mention that nearly 100 primary students were found absent on the first day of the examination on February 20 and these absentees were reported from rural and border area schools.
The racket to pertaining fake admission came to light as the Punjab School education board conducted the V class examination in the state first time.
The teachers indulged in such illegal practice to stop their transfers as one teacher is required over 30 30 students. However, some teachers in particular areas of rural schools admitted students on papers only. The teachers paid fee of the students from their own pockets.
Sources added that there is 1,111primary school in the district and in previous years, the fake admission was between 400 to 500 students. The Punjab government provides free tuition fee, uniform, mid day meal and books to the student.
The DEO (Primary) Jagbir Singh said that fake admission is a serious offence and a thorough probe will be conducted. He wondered how teachers managed to enroll students in a fake manner as Punjab School Education Board had made Aaadhar card compulsory during the time of admission.
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