A moo low

1st August 2003 at 01:00
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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