Haridwar: The traditional ‘Guru-Shishya parampara’ which had been a trademark of Indian education system for past many centuries is a completely alien feature in the government schools of Haridwar.

The quality of education has been poor and the students here have performed not so well in their exams. Interestingly, the students have accused the teachers for their performance, whereas the ‘Gurus’ have held the irresponsible approach of their ‘Shishya’ guilty for poor results.

Study subjects like maths and science is a not-so-memorable experience for the students in Haridwar.
According to the recent revelations of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shikshya Abhiyan (RMSA), out of 3,621 students of Class X who have scored 40 percent in Class IX, 1,810 students were found weak in Mathematics, English and Science.

The students and teachers hold divergent opinion about the issue. According to the teachers, this is the result of negligence of the students and their parents. While on the other hand, the students held the school administration and the teachers responsible for the deplorable condition of education here.

A Class X student Nishu said “Most of the periods are empty and fewer classes are being taken on daily basis.”

Echoing similar views, Class X student Sanjeev said “School remains close for most of the time. As a result our studies are hampered.”

In a sharp contrast, Rakhshpal Chouhan, a Mathematics teacher of Government Intermediate College said “Most of the students studying in government schools have negligent attitude towards their study and their parents also hardly bother for the same. These are the reasons for their poor performance.”

Responding over the poor aptitude level of the students, District Education Officer Anil Khoj said “The Education Department is taking stock of the performance of students on a regular basis. Special classes are being taken to boost their performance level, for which the teachers are paid extra. And necessary steps will be taken if further required.”