Angry at poor SSC results, villagers lock up ZPHS in Mahabubabad

Angry at poor SSC results, villagers lock up ZPHS in Mahabubabad
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Angered at the poor results in this year’s SSC examinations, the villagers and students at Indira Devi Memorial Zilla Parishad High School at Kothapocharam village of Garla mandal in the district have locked up the school.

Mahabubabad: Angered at the poor results in this year’s SSC examinations, the villagers and students at Indira Devi Memorial Zilla Parishad High School at Kothapocharam village of Garla mandal in the district have locked up the school.

The students, accompanied by their parents, staged a demonstration outside the school gate on Tuesday. The protesting parents alleged that only four students passed out of the total 38 students appeared for the SSC exam due to the negligent attitude of the teachers and headmistress of the school.

On learning the protest, district educational officer (DEO) Satya Priya rushed to the village and held discussions with the parents, who explained their predicament and appealed the DEO and District Collector Ch Shivalingaiah to take immediate steps to improve the standards at the school.

Speaking to the press, the DEO said lack of proper coordination between the villagers and the headmistress Padma led to the incident. She maintained that many students have failed in mathematics subject not just at that school but in many government schools.

An explanation was sought from the mathematics teachers and the headmistress and based on that further action would be taken. Similarly, efforts would be made to improve educational standards at the school and directions would be issued to the teachers and the headmistress, the DEO said.

The villagers Srinivas Rao, Papalal and others complained that the school was once topped in SSC results in the mandal. Nearly 250 students used to study in the school in the past and now the strength was reduced to 58 because of the indifferent attitude of the teachers to ensure proper education.

The parents of many of the students, currently studying in the school, were planning to admit their wards in other schools. The teachers at the school were always at loggerheads and involved in quarrels over mid-day meals but not interested in teaching the students, they alleged.

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