Jahangeer Ganaie

Students, parents stage protest over shortage of staff at GHS Thaman Verinag

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Anantnag: Just a day after school reopened after a long break due to Covid-19 in Kashmir, students of Government High School Thaman and their parents staged a protest alleging shortage of teachers.
Locals locked the school gate and raised slogans against the higher authorities for failing to address the matter despite bringing the matter into their notice since last several years.
The protesting parents said that authorities are playing with the career of their wards as the staff shortage in the school is prevalent since years now.
“We belong to remote area and are financially weak, so can’t afford to send our wards to private schools and now schools have reopened after three years and authorities must depute adequate staff in the school so that their wards can study,” they added.
There are just six teachers for 11 classes and how they can take care of the all classes well, they said, adding that there are dozens of teachers in schools will less roll but we have around two hundred students here but there are just six teachers.
The student also demanded that adequate staff must be deployed so that they can study well.
“We have brought this issue in notice of CEO Anantnag and other officials dozens of times but despite repeated assurances nothing has been done on ground,” they said.
They requested higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest.
Meanwhile an official of the education department said that on public demand, more teachers have been deputed to the educational institution in question.


Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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