Kreeri school without teachers



Baramulla, Apr 24: Scores of girl students from Government Middle School Dardpora Kreeri on Wednesday staged a massive protest in Baramulla town against the non-availability of teachers.
 Holding top officials of education department responsible for their apathy, the students said there was shortage of teaching staff and despite continued demand for making the teachers available, the higher ups have turned mute.
 On Wednesday, the girl students blocked Highway on tehsil road for more than an hour and demanded immediate action.
 “We are suffering badly as most of the teachers in our school remain absent and there is no accountability. We belong to poor families and that is the reason for our taking to streets today,” said student of 8th standard.
 Demanding transfer of Head Master Govt Middle school Dardpora, the students alleged that he was running a private school in the area and was not giving much attention to the school.
 “The Head Master is running a private school in our area. His tendency is that students should switch over to his private school. Despite our repeated pleas to authorities, our grievances has seen no action so far with the result we don't have any option but to block the road,” said another girl student.
 Accompanied by their parents, the agitating students claim that all the teachers appointed in the school did not attend school regularly.
 “Despite drawing a handsome salary and often demanding enhancement in their monthly salaries, these teachers are not doing justice to their job. There is lack of accountability in education department,” said Ghulam Ahmad, a parent accompanying agitating students.
 The protesting students dispersed after police assured them that the matter will be taken with the higher ups.
 When contacted Zonal Education Officer Singhpora said he was not aware about the problem, however, he will ensure that the students does not suffer.
 “I have been allotted additional charge of Zone Singhpora. I am not aware about the problems of students of this particular school. However, i will ensure that their problems are solved,” said ZEO Singhpora Muhammad Sayed. 

Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 IST

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