Primary teacher suspended as photos of him sleeping in class goes viral

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A teacher in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh was suspended after pictures of him sleeping in the class went viral.  According to the reports by The Times of India, Anupama Jaiswal, Minister of Basic Education (independent charge) ordered teacher’s suspension on Friday as she herself received the photos of him on her WhatsApp.

Atul Kumar Mishra, the teacher, can be seen sleeping on a mat in the class with his face covered. He was employed in a primary school of Sitapur district. The children can be seen sitting around him.

Anupama Jaiswal received the pictures on Thursday. She reportedly forwarded the pictures to Basic Shiksha Adhikari Sitapur, Ajay Kumar and directed him to inquire into the matter. During his inquiry, he found that Mishra used to sleep during class hours and was a regular absentee. Another teacher Rekha Rani was found showing indiscipline. According to the reports, she was also suspended with Mishra.

Anupama Jaiswal reportedly said that such a lax approach of the teachers won’t be tolerated.

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