School belongs to parents too ADC

School belongs to parents too ADC

The parents should develop a mindset that a school does not belong only to the students and teachers, but also to them.

The Right to Education Act could be implemented in an effective manner only when the civic society takes up the initiative to join every child in the society to the school, said Dakshina Kannada Additional Deputy Commissioner K A Dayanand.

He was speaking after administering the oath to the students as a part of ‘Shalegagi Navu-Neevu’ programme at Government Model School in Mullakad on Thursday. Sharing his opinion on the development of schools, he said that the schools could be developed if the parents, students and children actively participate in the activities of the school. The participation will help to solve the loopholes in schools, said the ADC.

School Head Mistress Harinakshi informed the children about the Assembly procedures and facilities available under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyana.

In Udupi

Zilla Panchayat President Katpadi Shankar Poojary inaugurated ‘Shalegagi Navu Neevu’ programme at Government Model Higher Primary School in Padubidri. Inaugurating the programme, he said the government has released Rs 22 crore to take up education related activities in the district. However, lack of determination among officials, people’s representatives and teachers and also absence of active participation of the community in education process has left the government schools in a very bad condition.

He stressed on the need to assess the condition of the government schools. The bitter truth is that even though the government invests crores of rupees to improve the basic infrastructure facilities and quality of education in the government schools, the released funds have failed to bring in the expected success. The schools are still in pathetic condition lacking minimum basic infrastructural facilities. All these issues highlight the blunders that are taking place in the education process, he added.

He said action plan for the released amount of Rs 22 crore is being prepared. A sum of Rs 2.5 lakh has been earmarked to provide infrastructural amenities in some of the identified schools in the district. He also said the government has started releasing funds from current fiscal year to repair compound wall unlike before. Earlier, the government never released funds to repair damaged compound walls. A total of 600 meters length compound walls in about 8 schools in the district are repaired at a cost of Rs 12 lakh, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, ZP CEO Prabhakar Sharma said the bureaucrats, officials and teachers should be held responsible for the present day condition of government schools. “It is the time for retrospection among us questioning our accountability to the cause”.
The CEO said, “the administration has failed to provide quality education in the government schools. People’s representatives are not responsible, he said. Meanwhile, he informed that the government has earmarked Rs1.22 crore to provide toilet facilities to girls in the government schools in the district. About Rs 35 lakh is earmarked to provide amenities to special children, he said.

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