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Five school teachers suspended in Agra over dancing in class (Watch)

Five school teachers suspended in Agra over dancing in class (Watch)

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Five teachers of a government primary school in the Agra district have been suspended for “unethical behaviour” after a video showing them dancing to film songs in a classroom surfaced online. 

These teachers, who were employed in the Basic Education Department, were suspended on Saturday.
According to a Hindustan Times report, the video is said to have been recorded on March 21 this year. However, the video surfaced online only on Thursday, following which the Basic Education Department, Agra, set up an investigation.

“The songs to which the teachers were seen dancing were not educative. By dancing in class, the teachers violated the Teachers’ Service Rules and tarnished the image of the education department, besides causing anger among villagers,” Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) Brajraj Singh in his suspension order, the report said. 
“All five assistant teachers and the headteacher of the primary school at Sadhan in Achhnera block were asked to submit their clarifications. Four teachers replied, but one did not,” Basic Shiksha Adhikari in-charge Brajraj Singh told PTI.

However, the clarifications provided by the teachers were not satisfactory and they were suspended for harming the image of the Basic Education Department. They were said to be unethical.