It has been two months since the Government High School Gothra Tappa Dahina in Rewariʼs Gothra village started offering plus two education after the female students went on hunger strike few months back.
The school is once again in limelight because girls are staging protest again to draw the attention of the authorities towards the shortage of the teachers in the school.
Sarpanch of the village, Suresh Chauhan confirmed "Yesterday (Sunday) evening, some parents came to me and said that they were worried about the education of their daughters since there are not enough teachers at the school. I had met the Deputy Commissioner only 10 days ago, and he had assured me that the problem would be resolved in a couple of weeks. I communicated the same to them, but they decided to take matters into their own hands and started planning a demonstration for this morning".
Originally, the school has sanctioned the posts for 21 teachers, but after introducing the plus two grade in the school the number of teachers in the school has decreased instead of increasing.
"At that time, students and parents had been assured that more teachers would be added, and a principal would also be allotted. Instead, ever since the school became a Plus Two institution in May, four more teachers have left," said Chauhan.
The demonstration by the parents and students began at 7:00 am but was called off when Deputy Commissioner assured that issue is bring considered and would be resolved by the government, latest by July 27.
“If the issue is not solved by then, and more teachers have not been allotted, the students have made it clear they will resume the strike,” said Chauhan.