2,226 high schools in State lack toilet facility

He was speaking to mediapersons after his visit to various schools and colleges in the district to inspect basic amenities, here on Wednesday. The hardships faced by the students particularly girls is immense, he added.

There is a drastic drop in the attendance of girl students in the schools lacking toilet facility. However, what is shocking is the apathy of the government towards the issue.

As many as 4,000 schools in the State don’t have drinking water facility, a direct violation of a basic human right. One can imagine the quality of education in the schools where basic amenities are a luxury, he said.

He also threatened to lodge a complaint to Human Rights Commission if the government didn’t provide amenities in the schools across the district.

Government has issued an order bringing all the lecturers in the government aided B Ed colleges under UGC scale. However, the government has excluded the lecturers of the Government B Ed College from the pay scale. The government should immediately set right this disparity, Narayanaswamy said.

The Assistant Teachers who are working in government high schools and are post graduates should be given immediately given promotion as lecturers, he said and added that the disparity in giving promotion to the post of Headmaster should be set right.

The vacant posts of 3030 lecturers in various PU colleges in the State should be filled by giving promotion to Assistant Teachers as lecturers, he said.

The government should first redress the injustice meted out the government employees in the Fifth Pay Commission before setting up the Sixth Pay Commission. An IAS officer, who has good knowledge and experience of education department should be appointed as the chairman of the Commission, he added.

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