School without teachers gets temporary teacher in Mussoorie
MUSSOORIE, 1 Apr: Following the issue raised by GP, the City Education Officer has made makeshift arrangements for a teacher at the Government Primary School in Kulri Bazaar, here. The school was on the verge of closure due to lack of staff, as the only available person had retired yesterday.
However, the new temporary teacher, Nimesh Dangwal, said that it was really difficult to handle two schools, simultaneously, as the basic and primary schools were nearby and she would have to shuttle between the two schools.
Dangwal wondered who would be responsible if something untoward happened in the unattended school. She also said that handling nearly 200 students of two schools was an impossible task, which the authorities were compelling her to do. She added that it was really difficult at a time when colleagues had gone to evaluate the board examination papers. She was left alone to tend to both schools. She asserted it was the responsibility of the higher authorities to arrange adequate staff. She said the neglect was jeopardising the future of the students in government schools
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Primary school in Mussoorie to close due to lack of staff
MUSSOORIE, 31 Mar: Primary School at Kulri Bazaar is on the verge of closure due to negligent and lackadaisical attitude of the Education department of the state.
According to City Education Officer, Tausif Ahmed the Headmistress and the lone teacher of the school Rama Kandari was due to retire as her extension also ended here. Tausif Ahmed also said that after relentless request to the district Education officer in past several months his plea has gone unnoticed leaving 130 odd students on lurch. He further said that the emphasis of the department is towards rural areas and that has led to neglect of Town areas. He also said that SDM Mussoorie has been apprised of the matter.Jharna Kamthan, SDM Mussoorie when contacted said that it was a serious situation and she has referred it to the DM Dehradun, She also said it was the matter of education department and they had to come with the solution eventually.
MLA Mussoorie Jot Singh lamented the fact that the present government was playing with the future of children from lower income group. He in person had raised the issue before the concerned authorities but no heed was paid in this regard. He also said that the situation of the government schools in the city was precarious due to lack of teachers. The condition of Mussoorie had deteriorated to such an extent that there were only 15 teachers in 16 schools. He state government policy in regards to education was preposterous. Explaining it further he informed that the teachers who are beyond age 50 and suffering from chronic diseases are sent to the town. The quality of education can be well imagined Jot Singh added further.for more details go to http://www.garhwalpost.com/index.php?mod=article&cat=Uttarakhand&article=45