Agitations hit academics badly
No schools functioning in Seemandhra Completion of syllabus a challenge Teachers in no mood to return to schools Over two lakh...
- No schools functioning in Seemandhra
- Completion of syllabus a challenge
- Teachers in no mood to return to schools
Over two lakh government school teachers are already participating in the agitation. With headmasters planning to join the agitation from August 28, the institutions would virtually remain close
More than 52 lakh school children have been facing immense trouble as no school is functioning for the last 27 days in 13 seemandhra districts due to the ongoing stir against the proposed bifurcation of state. Over 2 lakh government school teachers have already participating in the agitation. Headmasters plan to join the agitation from August 28, the institutions will be virtually locked from the day.
Majority of private schools have also been hit with the agitation as the teachers working there are not reporting to duty, although the managements open the schools every day. The only functioning schools regularly in Seemandhra region were central syllabus schools like KVs, Navodaya, DAV and few other CBSE schools.
The festive season begins in about 15 days and there will be a spate of holidays. If the agitation goes with the same intensity and the schools continues to be shut down, there will be difficulty of completion of syllabus, according to teachers. “If the schedules are to be met, then there should not be any holidays hereafter. There will be burden on students too” Janaki Kolluru, a teacher in Vizag told The Hans India.
Teachers are not in a mood to report to duty immediately as they fear that bifurcation would lead to some service-related issues. Their absence will affect the work in several other areas as well as teachers are preferably deputed for non-teaching works like enumeration and electoral-related works.
As the junior college lectures are also contemplating to join the stir from September first week, the whole education sector will be affected. As there is no clarity on how long the agitations would last, parents in Seemandhra region fear that the studies of their children would suffer.
“Already, they lost a month. If the institutions are reopened, lecturers will rush to complete the syllabus. Except some brilliant students, more than 75% of students cannot understand the lessons and portions, which will ultimately have a telling effect on their preparation for professional and national-level exams next year” TV Krishna Rao, J Raghav, parents who are also teachers expressed concern.
But, the schools and colleges in Telangana region have been going on smoothly and the academic schedule did not get affected. “ In a way, the crisis Telangana region passed through for two years i.e. 2010 and 2011, the Seemandhra areas have been experiencing now” an official of secondary education remarked.