For this Bihar woman school teacher, Pratibha Patil is still India's president and Smriti Irani is the governor of Bihar. The answers shocked a magistrate who had to order a probe into the genuineness of her qualifications. Kumari Anita, a primary school teacher in Dumri, had approached DM Sanjay Agrawal at a 'janata darbar' to request for a transfer to a school nearer home.
When the DM tried to test her general knowledge, she wrote Pratibha Patil as the president, and Smriti Irani as the Bihar governor. This stunned the district magistrate so much that he had to order a check on her degree.
A few years ago, a Samastipur primary school teacher was caught on camera telling her students that a year has 360 days and that Patna is the capital of India. She also spelt January as "Junuary", apple as "apil", Saturday as "Shatrdey" and education as "adukesun". Last week only, the Bihar Education Minister Brishen Patel admitted in the assembly that over 1,000 teachers had used fake degrees to get jobs in the state.