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Bedi finds govt. school has no principal, few teachers

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, who made a ‘surprise visits’ to government schools in villages in Puducherry to ascertain the deficiencies.

“The intention is to improve the situation and also address the woes of the students. The visits would also be documented to evolve action plan to improve matters,”she said.

She visited the school after receiving a complaint from a woman about Bahour Secondary School for Boys at an open house meeting at her office recently.

Complainant G Shanthi stated that some of the boys had dropped out and the school registered a very poor pass percentage in the plus two (Class XII) public examination in March 2016.

Out of 125 students only 38 cleared in plus two examinations in 2016.

In a press statement, Ms.Bedi said, “There is no Mathematics and other essential subject teachers and those who were present in the school did not know how to teach.”

She added that a written feedback was taken from the students on the issues they face in the school.

“They rated the school as very bad. Their recorded responses and the visit revealed the school has not had a principal for the last one year and no vice-principal either. The Mathematics teacher was transferred due to pressure and none has been posted yet. The children continue to suffer,” Ms.Bedi said.

She proposed to revisit the school on Wednesday and speak to the schoolchildren to tell them what best they could do.

“It has been decided that rural schools shall be subjected to surprise visits hereafter to improve the condition,” she noted.


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