Baramulla: A government high school, running since 1960 in Nadihal area of Rafiabad, is without a math teacher for the past two years, forcing students to take private tuitions.
Locals of Nadihal said that two years ago education department ordered the transfer of mathematics teacher from the school without any replacement. They said that the school was also without a headmaster for the same period.
“More than 250 students studying from 5th to 10th standard in the school are without a headmaster and a mathematics teacher. Students are forced to go to Sopore or Baramulla town for private tuitions,” said a local, Farooq Ahmad.
“Those who are not able to go for tuitions don’t learn the subject, resulting in their failure,” he said.
Nadihal village is only 5 kilometers away from district the headquarter Baramulla. The villagers said that they visited the office of the Chief Education Officer(CEO) several times but to no avail.
Residents alleged that a middle school in Old Baramulla town has two mathematics teachers for only three classes.
“It shows how the education department in this northern district is working. Officials deploy their blue eyed teachers to places near their homes where as some are posted to far flung areas for years without any transfer,” said a local.
The CEO Baramulla, Abdul Ahad Ganie did not respond to repeated calls from Kashmir Reader.