Students protest shortage of teachers in Kangan school

Students protest shortage of teachers in Kangan school

GANDERBAL: The mass transfer by Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) on February 27 involving as many as 6299 teachers has done more harm than good to the government run schools in center Kashmir’s district Ganderbal.
The transfers have not only affected teachers, but left some of the schools in Ganderbal with no teachers, some with insufficient teaching staff and others with more. Sources in Education depart¬ment said that the transfers were made without consulting any on-field officer.
Meanwhile, hundreds of students from Higher Secondary School Hariganwan Kangan took out a protest march on Srinagar- Leh highway on Wednesday morning. The students staged sit-in on the highway and blocked the road demanding appointment of staff in the school.
Protesting students alleged that there the school lacked required numbers of teachers especially in subjects like environment science, math, botany, geology. “On one side the government is claiming that it will provide proper education to children especially rural area where children are not available to get education in expensive school but on the ground the claim of the government has proved to be hollow,” a protesting student said.
This was the second protest in two days by students of any school in Zone Hariganwan Kangan by the students.
Later police and civil adminis¬tration rushed to the spot and as¬sured the students of looking into the grievance.

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