Kovai Students Made to Wait Outside as HM Goes on Leave with School Keys

Published: 18th November 2015 05:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2015 05:19 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE: The primary school students at a village in Kanjampatti near Pollachi were forced to wait outside the classroom on Tuesday as the headmistress went on leave, taking the building keys with her.

According to sources, students of Ponnandagoundanur Primary School saw the classroom locked in the morning.

Subsequently, parents gathered near the school and demanded action against headmistress Jayalakshmi.

“We are concerned about our children’s future. Jayalakshmi is the only teacher taking care of 16 students. But they are not getting proper education as she takes leave frequently,” said one of the parents.     

On information, Education Department officials visited the spot and conducted an inquiry.

The school started functioning in the afternoon once a teacher was deputed there.    

Sources said that the department has already sought an explanation from Jayalakshmi, after she took leave on October 11 and left the students in the lurch. However, the teacher has not responded to the letter so far.

Another teacher Gayathri was also working in the school. But she was sent on deputation to the Gomangalam Elementary School some 10 days ago.  

“Of the 15 students, only nine are regular to the class. Though we have sought an explanation from Jayalakshmi, she has not responded,” said Joseph Karunagaran, Assistant Elementary Officer, Pollachi.

According to sources, 35 students were studying in the school some four years ago. The intake was reduced to 15 students this academic year.

Parents also claimed that teachers were not working to enrol more students in the school.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp