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A moo low

Connoisseurs of Teachers will be familiar with the director's penchant for surreal images of farm animals parading through the school grounds. The fiction has got nothing on the reality at a secondary school in Taherpur, near Calcutta, India last week.

Mums and dads furious at the school's failure to get 28 girls through college entry exams led a herd of cattle into the ground floor of the school with signs hanging from their necks reading: "This is a cowshed".

Encircled by the cows, administrators were eventually forced to admit that the school didn't have enough teachers. The parents responded by jeering and mooing at the staff. And you thought a visit from Ofsted was bad!

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