Students of Government High School Gangal and Govt. Middle School Basawa, Chowki Choura on Monday held a protest against government and Education Department for their failure to provide adequate teaching staff in their respective schools .
The protesting students, who were joined by their parents, locked the school and took out a march. They were raising slogans and carrying placards demanding adequate teaching staff in the school. Reports said that after boycotting their classes, the protesting students blocked main Jammu Poonch Road for more than three hours. They were chanting slogans against the government and local politicians, alleging that the latter had made tall claims but did not take any practical action to this effect. They said they were without classes due to non-availability of the teaching staff.
The protesting students said due to shortage of teachers their precious time was being wasted. They said whenever they met the educational authorities they assured them of doing the needful but words could not be translated into deed. They appealed the Education Department to provide required staff in the school so that studies are not affected.
“On one side, the Government is claiming that it will provide proper education to children, especially of rural area but on the ground the claim of the Government has proved to be hollow,” rued parents.
Later the protest Dharna was lifted on the intervention of Tehsildar and ZEO who pacified the agitating students and gave written assurance to them to provide adequate teaching staff as soon as possible.