Rationalisation of teachers draws flak from stakeholders

Rationalisation of teachers draws flak from stakeholders
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The recent rationalisation process announced by the government of Andhra Pradesh in the state drew flak from both the Teachers and Students unions, which vehemently opposed it alleging that poor and middle class students can\'t get education in the government- run schools.

Vijayawada: The recent rationalisation process announced by the government of Andhra Pradesh in the state drew flak from both the Teachers and Students unions, which vehemently opposed it alleging that poor and middle class students can't get education in the government- run schools.

Highlights:

  • The teachers allege that hundreds of schools run by the government in Andhra Pradesh will be closed due to this move
  • Instead of closing the government schools which were imparting education to the poor and the backward communities, the government should close the private schools which do not follow norms, say teachers
  • Unions threaten massive protest if it is implemented

The teachers allege that hundreds of schools run by the government in Andhra Pradesh will be closed due to the rationalisation to be conducted very soon. As part of the process many schools will be either merged or closed creating chaos among lakhs of families in the state. The government of Andhra Pradesh had taken a decision to merge schools with less than 19 students under government, zilla parishad and mandal parishad in the name of rationalisation.

In this regard the Andhra Pradesh secondary education principal secretary Aditya Nath Das had issued G.O. 29 dated May 22 on Tuesday. As per the G.O., hundreds of schools in the state would be closed and many would be merged.Andhra Pradesh United Teachers Federation (APUTF) president I Venkateswara Rao spoke to Hans India on the rationalisation system.

He said that UTF strictly opposes the rationalisation system imposed by the government. He said that merging of the schools should be stopped and demanded that the schools should be maintained in the same manner by improving infrastructure facilities.

He further said that the government should stop giving permissions to private schools which do not provide basic facilities to the students as per the regulations. He further said that instead of closing the government schools which were imparting education to the poor and the backward communities, the government should close the private schools which do not follow norms, rules and regulations and which do not provide basic facilities, he added.

Students Federation of India (SFI) president Noor Mohammed, said that all the students unions strongly oppose the implementation of G.O. 29. He said that in the name of rationalisation / cauterisation, education will no more be within the reach of the poor people. He said that it was the inefficiency of the government and its failure to monitor and make the teachers work effectively and provide quality education to the students.

He further added that, if the government implements the rationalisation system all the students unions would collectively stage a massive protest, and said that involvement of educational mafia should not be ruled out.

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