Citing lack of basic amenities like enough number of rooms and toilets facilities, post-graduate teachers boycotted the valuation of Plus Two answer scripts at a centre here on Friday.
Sources said that the Girls Christian Higher Secondary School had been a Plus Two paper valuation centre, and the process had been in progress from March 27 onwards. The valuation of Tamil, English, Mathematics and other subjects, except Physics and Chemistry, scripts had been done at the school with around 600 teachers participating in the valuation process.
There had been complaints over lack of space and poor toilet facilities. Tables were laid out in the veranda of the school, and teachers were made to examine the papers. However, when the valuation of Chemistry and Physics papers was taken up on Friday, the space crunch became unmanageable, since there were more than 850 teachers involved in the valuation for the day, and the teachers began complaining. As no solution was found, all the teachers walked out of the valuation halls and boycotted valuation work for the day. They also staged a demonstration demanding improved infrastructure and facilities for teachers attending the valuation.
S Mathi, Chief Educational Officer, held talks with the teachers following which it was decided that Physics, Chemistry scripts would be valued at a nearby school Saturday onwards.