Manzmooh middle school has five teachers for 175 students

Aman Malik

Anantnag, July 6: The students and parents of Government Middle school Dingowari Manzmooh Qazigund are up in arms against the education department for its failure to address shortage of staff and infrastructure in school. The students along with their parents staged a protest demonstration against the education department, alleging official ‘apathy’ in maintaining adequate staff in the schools of the area.
Talking to Precious Kashmir, some of the parents of the students said that there is great injustice with the people of this area. “For the strength of more than 175 students in the government school, the education department had deputed just five teachers, which shows seriousness of the state in maintaining rationality,” The department didn’t came here from last three year said Ghulam Qadir, a Parent. He further said that the school has been craving for the staff since last four to five years, but the government and education department is least concerned about it.
We want to our child’s become doctors, engineers etc. but the only five teachers seen in school is looking that they will never become. Due to this the children are deprived of basic right to education He added. Meanwhile the school was established primary school in 2007 and in 2013 the school was upgraded Middle school. Talking to Precious Kashmir the in charge Headmaster told that I request several times to higher authorities to look into the matter and provide us more teachers because the students roll in school is above hundred but the authorities didn’t bothered. Now we teach combined classes from first to eight how a second class student learnt eight class subject. He added.
However sources told to Precious Kashmir that some schools in Zone Qazigund have more teachers instead of students roll in schools. But the authorities didn’t transfer those teachers because they are influential. Despite repeated attempts CEO Anantnag could not be contacted as his phone was switched off.