Tral residents protest against shortage of staff in schools

Tral residents protesting against shortage of teachers in schools. -Excelsior/Shakeel
Tral residents protesting against shortage of teachers in schools. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, May 11: Scores of residents from Machma Gujjar Basti of Tral area in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district today protested against the shortage of teachers in the Government-run schools in the area. Click here to watch video
The protestors assembled at Press Enclave here and demanded adequate teachers for the schools in the area. The protestors raised slogans in favor of their demands and accused the Education Department for showing indifferent attitude towards the community.
Mohammad Abbas, a protester, said that the primary and middle schools in the area have inadequate teachers and that is affecting the education of their children. “There are only two teachers in the middle school as the Government has transferred the contractual staff. There are nearly 100 students in the school,” he said, adding the primary school is also suffering as only 3 teachers are teaching 70 students.
He alleged that the department concerned did not allow them to enter inside their office. “We went to the Education Department to raise the issue with them, but they shoved us away,” he said.
The protestors threatened to intensify protests if their demands are not fulfilled. “We will hit roads if the Government fails to act,” he said.