Warangal Rural: Residents of Yeallanda village of Wardhnnapet mandal staged a protest in front of the local Zilla Praja Parishad Secondary School (ZPPSS), and prevented the teachers from entering the school premises by locking the main gate, alleging that the negligence of teachers had proved costly for the students.
The protest was an embarassment for the teachers including the Headmistress on the very first day of the new academic year. The village held the teachers responsible for the failure of 19 Class X students, who could not clear the SSC exam this year. The total number of students, both Telugu and English mediums, who appeared for the SSC exam was 63. Majority of the students failed in Mathematics and Science.
“In the academic year 2017-18, 14 Class X students had failed in SSC examination due to negligence of the teachers, who are not bothered about the performance of the students,” Rajesh, a parent alleged. Not only the villagers even the village elders including Sarpanch, S Sambaiah, and MPTC member, G Srinivas found fault with the teachers.
After learning about the incident, Mandal Education Officer (MEO), Sambaiah, and Village Education Committee members reached the school and held discussions with the Headmistress, Vijaya, teachers and villagers. The teachers reportedly accepted that due to their negligence the students failed and assured villagers that they would do their best this time.
Speaking to press persons, Vijaya assured the parents that the school would see that their children get the best education from the current academic year. “We would take special classes for Class X from June and our teachers would see that they adapt a method that is easily understood by students.”
MEO Sambaiah said he would keep a close watch on the performance of the teachers of the school and regularly visit the school to know about the views of the students about teaching standard. “We are hopeful that the school would take steps to improve the standard of education. We would support the school in all possible manner,” he added.
“We have been providing all sort of support to the school, but the performance is not satisfactory. Let’s hope for the best,” said a village education committee member, Venu Gopal.