NALGONDA: Teachers in the district seem to be leading by example. Several government school teachers in the district are getting their wards admitted in the government schools, giving the private schools a run for their money and also inspiring other villagers to follow suit.
In one such example, headmaster of Zilla Parishad High School of Bodangiparthy village of Munugode mandal D Ramulu got his daughter Jahnavi admitted in Class X of the same school. Taking cue from him, two other staff members enrolled their kids in Class X and Class VIII respectively, in the same school.
Speaking to Express, Ramulu said this year there was more pressure on him regarding admissions. “The new school building, constructed with the financial assistance of an NRI, has all facilities as well as qualified teachers. I have enrolled my daughter, who earlier studied at a private school, in the ZP school now,” Ramulu said.
Suggesting other teachers and parents to opt for government schools instead of the newly mushrooming private ones, Ramulu said, “Such private schools operate from crammed spaces with minimal facilities and underqualified teachers. Moreover, they charge huge fees. At least now parents should opt for government schools that are providing all the required facilities to the children.”
However, there are also rumours doing rounds that the government teachers are enrolling their children in Class X so that the students could get placed in top education institutions.
As IIITs give weightage to students from government schools who score a GPA of 9 and above, many parents are enrolling their kids in government schools, some alleged. These students complete the syllabus at private schools but write the exams in government schools to get the benefits, they said.