Thursday, January 23, 2014

Only 1 teacher for 5 classes in govt school

Only 1 teacher for 5 classes in govt school

Dinesh K Sharma, TNN Jan 19, 2014, 06.20AM IST

FEROZEPUR: Contrary to claims of Punjab and central governments for implementing the Right to Education (RTE) Act in the right earnest, there is only one teacher for 80-odd students at a government primary school in Phattewala village falling under Mamdot block of Ferozepur district.
The RTE Act says that there should be one teacher for 30 students in primary schools. But at the Phattewal primary school, there is just one teacher, Harnek Singh, responsible for educating around 80 students and doing clerical works.
During a visit to the school, situated close to the Pakistan border, TOI observed that majority of the students belonged to economically weaker sections and didn't have uniforms. Students of all five classes sit on open floor to attend lectures. Most of them carry plastic bags from their homes due to lack of furniture at the school. Phattewala sarpanch Nirmal Kaur said that the school had a sanctioned strength of three teachers, but since it was situated in interiors of the district, close to the border, no one was willing to join there.
"Though the block primary education officer had ordered a female teacher to join the school, vide a letter dated January 6, she managed to get orders cancelled using her political influence. The students keep on suffering," she alleged. When contacted, Ferozepur district education officer (primary), Amritpal Singh Bhatti, said that he was not aware of the goings-on. He, however, assured to look into the problems being faced by students of Phattewala and said that remaining vacancies would be filled shortly.

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