PUDUCHERRY: The students of Government Higher Secondary School, Indira Nagar, boycotted classes protesting the lack of teachers for the subjects in Plus-Two Course.
The students, including girls, came out of the school and marched through the Kadirgamam road demanding appointment of teachers for Physics, Zoology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Accountancy.
Police personnel intervened and told the students not to proceed as they do not have necessary permission to take out the protest march.
Students alleged that the police personnel attempted to push students, including girls, asking them to go back to their classes.
However, the students refused to relent and insisted on talking to the Education Department authorities. They sought a written assurance from the officials that vacancies would be filled immediately.
Students charged that they come to the school and sit in the classrooms, idle away time as there were no teachers to engage them. Interestingly, the government school had achieved 83 per cent results in the last Plus-Two examinations.
At the insistence of students, Joint Director of the Education Department, Parthasarathy, held talks with the students and assured them that the vacancies would be filled within one week.
Following this, the students withdrew their agitation.