Ponda: Giving into the demands of parents of children studying in government primary school at Dhaushire-Usgao, who staged a protest over shortage of teachers in the school on Tuesday, the director of education has transferred a teacher from a Tiswadi school to the Usgao school on Tuesday while ADEI, Ponda has given written assurance that the teacher sent for training will join duty on Wednesday.
Parents who were aggrieved over the shortage of teachers along with students of the Dhaushire-Usgao school staged a morcha at the assistant district educational inspector’s (ADEI), Ponda office demanding deputing of full-time teachers in school until academic year culminates.
ADEI, Ponda has given written assurance to parents that the newly-transferred teacher will not leave the school until the culmination of present academic year. Teacher Roshani Naik from Tiswadi will join the school on Wednesday while the teacher sent for training has been called back to join her regular school duties from Wednesday onwards. With this, the teacher strength will be four as per the school’s requirement.
As per information, the said school has around 82 students studying from Class I to IV and based on this strength, the school requires four teachers.
ADEI, Ponda had transferred one teacher from the school while one teacher was sent for some two months training recently leaving only two teachers with the school. Parents had written to ADEI, Ponda urging to depute four teachers in the school. But the ADEI failed to fulfill their demands and in protest the students boycotted classes from Saturday.
On Tuesday evening, parents along with students took out morcha at ADEI office at Shantinagar-Ponda. Students voicing their demand for full-time teacher staged a march from Almeida Complex to ADEI office. Initially, police restrained parents and students from entering the premises but later only five members were allowed in for discussion with ADEI officials. [NT]