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Kundapur : Students protest against transfer of headmistress

Kundapur : Students protest against transfer of headmistress

Kundapur, July 15, 2016 :  On July 14, Thursday there was a unique protest at the  Kodapadi Government Primary School.  It was a protest by the school students  who were strongly opposed to  the transfer of  the headmistress   who was also the favourite of all students of the school.


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Students also raised slogans and urged the authorities concerned to cancel the transfer of the teacher. The school has nearly 50 students and three teachers. Following  some indications that Girija who has been serving the school for nearly 17 years would be transferred,  students and parents expressed their anguish and decided to stage a protest.

It is learnt   as per government rules a school upto 60 students can have   only two teachers. Moreover, it is said Girija along with locals had struggled to increase the student strength in the school over the years.

The Byndoor Education Officer Nagesh Nayak who arrived later  said  the teacher was transferred as per the government rules. However, the protestors were unrelenting with parents stating that they will send their children to other schools if the headmistress was transferred.

Elected representatives from local panchayat also visited the school on hearing about the protest.

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Comments on this Article
Shivani Pai, Managluru Fri, July-15-2016, 1:26
Does politicians send their children to Government schools? WHY?
Manish, Padubidri Fri, July-15-2016, 1:23
People do not prefer Government schools because they do not train the students well and a proper education too. There are best teachers but people have a inferiority that these schools are meant for the poor The credit finally goes to the Government.
Divakar, Vanmjoor Fri, July-15-2016, 1:17
The Government schools have very poor maintenance Just Sixty students in school .Who has to be ashamed . .There are so many in same and some in the worst condition than this
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