Bizarre! Odisha official dresses up like madman for surprise inspection at school

Inexplicable callousness towards imparting proper education to students on part of a teacher is certainly a crime as it pushes the future of a state/country to darkness and deprives students of their 'Rights to Education' - any step to put a cap on such activities is always appreciated

Berhampur: In a bid to conduct surprise inspection following complaints against a school teacher, the Sheragada Block Education Officer (BEO) went out of way and dressed up as a madman to conduct a surprise inspection at the concerned school. While the picture of the BEO in such bizarre attire surprised everyone and is currently breaking the internet, praises poured in from different quarters for the officer’s dedication and commitment towards his duty.

As per reports, BEO Bhaskar Lenka received a complaint that one of the teachers of Bakilikana Upper Primary School under Sheragada block is not attending school and taking classes. Last Saturday, the BEO decided to conduct a surprise inspection to nab the teacher red-handed. However, call it luck, the said teacher was present on the day when Lenka visited the school for inspection.

“I had got a letter on Friday last in which some students had complained that a teacher is not regular. Besides, the teacher exerts pressure on the headmaster of the school to sign his attendance register,” said the BEO adding that the teacher was fortunately present in the school on that particular day.

This move of the officer has also been appreciated by students and parents. “We are happy that the BEO took such a step for us. Besides, he is taking several steps to ensure that proper education is being imparted to students. His actions have encouraged us,” said a student, Baisakhi Pradhan.

“We appreciate the unique act of the BEO. It’s a welcome step as it will create fear among the teachers, who are irregular, to be punctual,” said Prashant Panigrahi, Headmaster of Dhenkisal Panchayat High School.