Teacher served show cause notice over unethical statement

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Aug 12: Taking cognizance of the unethical statement issued by SSA teacher identified as Nabam Doria during the dharna staged by the All Arunachal Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA) on 8 August, the SSA and Integrated Scheme for School Education (ISSE) authority has issued a show cause notice seeking explanation from Doria as to why his contractual service should not be terminated.
Doria, a trained graduate teacher currently serving at the government residential school in Sango, in Leporiang, gave a televised statement during the dharna, saying if the state government failed to address the AASSATA’s demands, he would teach his students in such a way that they would not be able to understand the difference between ‘A’ and ‘Z’ and Class 8 students would not even be able to write an application in Hindi or English.
The video clip went viral, and drew plenty of flak from all quarters. The matter of the clip reportedly surfaced during the cabinet meeting held on Friday, sparking controversy and prompting the chief secretary to order the SSA state project director to initiate action against Doria.
In the show cause notice served to Doria, SSA Deputy State Project Director Nangram Pingkap termed his statement “deliberate, illogical and unethical on the part of a teacher.
“Your statement to victimize the innocent students are provocative, unethical, illegal, illogical, against the basic tenets of RTE Act 2009, uncalled for it, it is sending a wrong message to the society at large and contradicting your profession as contractual teacher working under Samagra Shiksha Society,” it read.
“You are not at all fit to be teacher and seem to be antisocial person who will destroy the future generation, if allowed to continue,” it said.
The notice ordered Doria to submit his explanation within two days.
A day after the clip went viral, Doria had clarified before the media that he had made the statement out of frustration and desperation.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday expressed anguish over the SSA teachers’ staging the three-day dharna.
Addressing a programme in the Nyishi Indigenous Art and Cultural Hall here, Pema said the SSA teachers were aware that their issue would be taken up in the cabinet meeting.
“But despite knowing this, they went ahead for dharna,” he lamented.