Kumar Rajiv Nayan
Bhabhua: The government schools in Kaimur district are running in deplorable condition despite implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act in Bihar due to indifferent attitude of the state government and the district administration.
The deplorable condition of government schools has led to private schools fleecing the guardians on one pretext or the other. Only sons and daughters of well to do families can afford high fees of the private schools while the boys and girls of poor families go to government schools despite absence of academic atmosphere, basic amenities and above all lack of teachers. Besides, the teachers are assigned duty other than teaching almost the entire year.
A glaring example of government’s apathy is +2 School, Dhanichchha at Durgawati in Kaimur district which is crying for basic amenities and shortage of teachers. The school runs in a dilapidated building and also in two shifts for lack of classrooms.Headmaster, Amarnath Singh, said that only 13 teachers teach 846 students from ninth to +2 classes. He said that Intermediate classes are held in the first shift from 6.30am to 11am in which five teachers teach 178 students. The second shift runs from 11am to 3pm with eight teachers teaching 668 students of class IX and class X. He said that 344 students read in class IX while 324 students read in class X. He said that the school has no teacher of mathematics and physics hence private teachers had been engaged to teach these subjects.
The District Education Officer (DEO) said that teachers for both the subjects would be appointed soon in the school.