|Teachers missing for 2 months, school closed|
|Students suffer, ED in slumber|
Early Times Report
Udhampur, Jan 29: The union government may have made right to education a fundamental right by bringing into force the Right to Education (RTE) Act of 2009, but government schools in Udhampur district are lagging far behind in providing quality education to the students.
Government Primary School, Takki in Ghordi Khass of district Udhampur is closed form last more than two months owing to absence of teachers who are getting salaries from state treasury.
Said school was established in the 2004, 15 years ago, and had two teachers, but they were not attending to their duties.
Sudarshan Kumar, a local said that over 40 students were enrolled in the school, but now most of them are thinking to quit education due to absence of teachers.
He said the students were very poor at studies even as the annual examinations were drawing nearer.
Locals held the education department responsible for closure of the school, saying they had brought the issue into the notice of senior Education officials time and again.
Locals also lamented that on one hand the government was claiming to promote education in even in the remote areas, but on the other, the education department was unable to make the two teachers to come to the school Punctual.
The Chief Education Officer Udhampur was busy in a meeting, while Zonal Education officer Ghordi could not be contacted.