Five public school teachers in Agra suspended for dancing to movie songs in class – Edexlive

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Five teachers at a public primary school in Agra district have been suspended for ‘unethical behaviour’ after a video of them dancing to movie songs in a classroom surfaced in line, an official said Sunday.

The teachers, employed in the Department of Basic Education, were suspended on Saturday. Video of teachers dancing in the classroom, which had no students, surfaced online on Thursday. Following this, the Basic Education Department of Agra opened an investigation.

“The five assistant teachers and the principal of Sadhan Primary School in Achhnera block were asked to submit their clarifications. Four teachers responded but one did not,” said Brajraj Singh, Head by Basic Shiksha Adhikari.

He said the five teachers were suspended after their clarifications were deemed insufficient. Singh said that according to Dinesh Chandra Parihar, the school principal, the video was shot on March 17 and he was not present on the day as he went to attend an educational workshop at the Block Resource Centre.

“The clarifications provided by the four teachers were not satisfactory. They were suspended for damaging the image of the Department of Basic Education. Their behavior was unethical. They should not have do so during school time in the classroom,” Singh added.

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