Jahangeer Ganaie

Lone teacher deputed at Primary School in Anantnag

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Anantnag: A single teacher has been posted at a Primary school to teach around two dozen students enrolled in six classes in south Kashmir’s Anantnag.
Locals from Check-e-Dadoo in Sangam area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district said that a school in the area was established around 18 years back but it failed to achieve its objective as just a single teacher has been posted there.
They said that a single female teacher has been posted at the school who has to teach students of six classes.
Around 50 students from the village have to walk three kilometre through orchards on daily basis and return back in order to reach alternative government school where adequate staff is available, they said.
“We are financially weak and can’t afford to send our children to private schools and there is no other option available for them other than to walk three kms daily through orchards to reach other government school,” Irshad Khan, a local resident said.
He said that going through orchards is very risky for minors as dogs have attacked many students in recent past besides that there remains chances of bear and leopard attack as well as the forest is close to the area.
Locals said that many students have stopped going to school as the parents too fear for their well being.
“Though we have brought up this issue into the notice of higher ups several times but our repeated pleas have fallen on deaf ears,” they said.
They once again sought intervention of DC Anantnag and Chief Education officer in this regard.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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