Monday, April 7, 2008


One might came across several instances where students are found without teacher but here is a case where teachers are found without teacher. Municipal Corporation of Delhi runs several primary schools in the capital city of India catering nearly 1 million students. With the recent introduction of computer education in these schools, the teachers are sent to teachers training institute to receive training in the computer education.

As a part of this programme, a batch of 20 such teachers from different primary schools were attending 14 days training class in computer education at Teachers Training Institute, Shakti Nagar Extension. Since the schools were functional, the students would remain without teachers during all these 14 days.

On 05.04.2008, while visiting MCD Primary School at Shakti Nagar Extension, I also got an opportunity to visit the said training institute as it happened to be in the same premises. What I found there was very much unexpected. I found that though all the trainees’ teachers were present and busy with computers but without their trainer teacher for the entire day. Interestingly, they were seemed not even bother about the absence of their teacher.

Ironically, at the same time, both the students at the school and their teachers at the training institute were facing the same problem of the “absence of teacher’.

Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Advisor, Social Jurist

No comments: