Adhyapak morcha protests ‘privatisation’ of schools in state

Adhyapak morcha protests ‘privatisation’ of schools in state

Members of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha protest in support of their demands in Patiala. Tribune photo

Patiala, April 29

The Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha, a teachers’ unions in the state, today held a protest in the city. They alleged that the Centre Government was aiming at privatising all government schools of the state as part of the new education policy.

The state government was taking steps as part of its ‘complex school’ agenda, which aimed to reduce the employee strength and privatise schools, teachers said. They held a protest outside the district education office here in the city.

“The Education Department has started the process of merging primary, middle and high schools with selective senior secondary schools. Besides, various other measures have been taken, including closing regional education officers’ offices and in-service training centres and reducing the employee count at district education training institutions among others, which is a step towards privatisation,” teachers added.

“The state government should stop victimisation of teachers and PTIs, who have been shifted to BPEO offices. They should be sent back to their schools,” teachers said. “The state government should open all schools that have been closed in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Required facilities must be provided for smooth and proper running of schools,” teachers added. — TNS

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