Poor state of education: Villagers shut down govt school in Rafiabad

Poor state of education: Villagers shut down govt school in Rafiabad

3 teachers and a headmaster unable to teach all the subjects
Baramulla: Residents of Dogripora village in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district on Tuesday locked down a government school after finding shortage of teaching staff there.
Villagers told Kashmir Reader that a group of senior citizens on Tuesday noon visited the Government Middle School (GMS) Dogripora and found that the four teachers there were not teaching all subjects to more than 65 children studying in classes from KG to Class 8.
Villagers said that when they raised questions, the teachers replied that the school has three teachers and a headmaster who are together unable to teach all the subjects to the students of the different classes. The villagers asked the teachers to leave and put a lock on the school.
The villagers also shouted slogans against the education department and demanded more teaching staff for the school. They said they would not allow teachers to open the school until senior officers visit the school and solve the problem of the shortage of teaching staff.
The chief education officer of Baramulla, Mushtaq Ahmad, said that the department will send more teachers to the school in the next few days. “The people should not have locked the school. They should have contacted me. Anyway, I will send more teachers there and will solve their problem in the next few days,” Ahmad said.

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