Students protest against Edu Deptt, project demands

Students raising slogans during protest at Ramban on Monday. -Excelsior/Parvaiz
Students raising slogans during protest at Ramban on Monday. -Excelsior/Parvaiz

Excelsior Correspondent
RAMBAN, May 6: The students of Government High School Balihote staged protest against Government and Education Department for their failure to provide adequate teaching staff and other infrastructure.
Carrying placards, hundreds of students pursuing their education in Government High School Balihote assembled at Bowli Bazaar on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and raised slogans in favour of their demands. They also blocked the vehicular movement on the highway.
“Around 250 students study in this institution and only 5 teachers are available to them. Out of five teachers, only two or three teachers attend the school”, said protesting students, and questioned that is 2 or 3 teachers are sufficient to teach around 250 students?.

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The protesting students said due to shortage of teachers their precious time is being wasted. They said whenever they met the educational authorities they assured them of doing the needful but on ground do nothing.
“On one side the Government is claiming that it will provide proper education to children but on the grounds, their claim has been proved false and fake”, said one of the protesting student while talking to media persons.
He alleged that the Headmaster of the institution is collecting Rs 50 from each student as rent, but is not giving any clarity about the money collected from the students.
The protesting students demands running of school in its own building rather that in Panchayat Ghar, adequate teaching staff, etc.
After getting information, police team rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the students, but failed. Later, ACR Ramban Harbans Lal reached the spot and assured the protesting students of taking up their issues with the higher authorities for redressal.
On the assurance, the protesting students dispersed and vehicular movement was restored on the highway.