Two years later, Leel village government college without teachers: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Shivani Bhakoo

Ludhiana, September 22

Welcome to Government Middle School, Leel Village in Sudhar Block, where the fate of at least 31 students is at stake. The reason for this is that there is no permanent teacher to teach these students . Thanks to the Department of Education, which has yet to wake up from a deep sleep.

Every day, two teachers come from the public school, Burj Hakima, to teach the students at Leel School. But they must also teach the students of their school. These teachers travel 10 km to ensure that our children do not suffer in their studies. — Parent of a Class VIII student

According to well-placed sources, for the past two years there has been no teacher to teach students at Government Middle School, Leel village, which falls under Sudhar block.

Last year, a teacher, who was sent on deputation to Leel School, only teaches Punjabi to students. For the rest of the subjects like English, social studies, science and mathematics, etc., the school must depend on the public school, Burj Hakima, which is 10 km from Leel. Burj Hakima School is attached to Leel School.

One of the residents of Leel village, whose daughter is a class VIII student at the school, said on condition of anonymity: “Every day two teachers come from the public school, Burj Hakima, to teach to students at Leel School. But they must also teach their students at the Burj Hakima school. These teachers travel 10 km to ensure that our children do not suffer in their studies.

“It is a harassment for the two teachers. All the villagers wrote several times to the concerned authorities to send permanent teachers to the school, but in vain till date,” the villager lamented while adding that it was shameful for the government, if it did not did not provide adequate education for the children.

It is learned that the school authorities and the villagers have repeatedly written to the Department of Education and the state government to fill the teaching positions, but all their pleas have fallen on deaf ears. As if that were not enough, even an electronic portal of the department does not show the requirement of the teachers as the name of the Leel school is not displayed online.

The two teachers, who shuttle between two schools, feel helpless and exhausted but they continue to do their duty.

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