Parents close Panipat village school, protest teacher shortage: The Tribune India
Faridabad, September 7
The gate of the government college in Mavai village in the district was closed by students and their parents to protest against the lack of teaching staff in the school.
The demonstration ended after two hours.
Niranjan Sharma, a resident, said there were no teachers left in the school to teach the 200 students enrolled in class VI-VIII.
Only transferred teacher
Locking the school door in protest was our last resort. A single teacher was assigned to the intermediate sections. This teacher was also recently transferred. We are worried about our children. Niranjan Sharma, Resident, Mavai Village
Denial of education to students
Weak strength of teaching staff in government schools will lead to mass exodus and denial of education of students, especially girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. Chatar Singh, Dist prez, Primary Teachers Association
“Locking the school door in protest was our last resort. The school currently has 800 students. Only one teacher has been appointed to teach the students in the intermediate section and this teacher has also been transferred recently. We are worried about our children and their studies,” he said.
“Now the school has only two teachers, who are allowed to take class I to V students,” said Rakesh, another resident, adding that the majority of students came from the poor or EWS category. and were unable to afford private education.
“Weak strength of teaching staff in public schools will lead to mass exodus and denial of education of students, especially girls from financially poor backgrounds as the government spends crores on Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao leads in l ‘state,” said Chatar Singh, District Chairman, Haryana Primary Teachers Association.
He said authorities should delegate or assign adequate teaching staff to schools where there are no more teachers after the recent transfer campaign.