Mangaluru July 23, 2016: Sri Durga friends Keranki led by Prakash Anchan are annoyed with the present situation where several government schools are on the verge of getting closed.
Addressing the Press at Press Club on July 23 Saturday, he said that the government’s new rule of transferring additional teachers considering the shortage of students as well as teachers in government schools, has only led to confusion among teachers.
Prakash said during his recent visit to Vamadapadav School he noticed that there were only 2 teachers for 43 students and added that the Government failed to improve the condition of the government schools and prevent them from getting closed permanently.
He also made several suggestions for the survival of government schools and strengthening then and warned of a state wide stir if the government failed to fulfill the demands.
Prakash also narrate an instance wherein he along with his brother and friends had saved a government school at Daddalakaadu, a semi rural area of Bantwal taluk. This school was facing acute shortage of students as it was a Kannada medium school.
In August 2015, the school had a student strength of only 30. But Prakash Anchan and his brother along with his friends shifted their children from English medium and got them enrolled at the government school. This took the student strength to 56. Today the school is growing strength to strength and currently has 218 students studying from LKG to Eighth standard.
Now this club has now taken up a Rs. 1 crore project for the construction of a new school building with 13 rooms and other facilities. The work is under progress and expected to complete by next year.
Sri Durga Friends Keranki has also handed over a memorandum to ADC Kumar regarding their demands. Media Convenor Sandeep, Ramachandra, Vittal and others were present.