Sunday, February 17, 2019 | ePaper
Teachers must treat students affectionately
The teachers asked her to bring her guardians next day to the school and when they arrived on Monday, they were made to wait for over an hour at the gate. Later, they were allowed to meet the Vice-Principal of the school who insulted them. The endured parents then met Principal where they were insulted again. Aritri ran away from the Principal's chamber and hanged herself from a ceiling fan at her residence.
The treatment of the school teachers with the Aritri is simply unjust, even if she cheats in exams. At adolescent age, the youngsters undergo transitional stage from childhood to adulthood. They go through disorientation and discovery in this transitional period. At this time, the issues of independence and self-identity get highest priority to them. Cheating in school - on homework, on papers, on tests, on records -- is not uncommon to a large number of teenagers. Some physiologists term the cheating tendency of teenagers as their rebellious power against system run by elders. In developed countries, school authorities treat the rebellious teenagers very carefully and support them mentally.
We like to thank the Education Ministry for taking the issue seriously by formulating a probe body to uncover the fact. The school authorities also have formulated another one. Hopefully, the probe bodies will provide necessary suggestions to incorporate teachers training module how to deal with teenaged school students side by side upholding the social values.