Hosuru: At the Government primary school in Ichanahalli in K R Nagar taluk, students of standards 1 to 5 sit on a bare floor. Students of standards 4 and 5 have been asked to sit in one room, which is too small to accommodate all these students. There are 10 students in total. They do not have a desk or even wooden planks to sit or write on. Instead they sit on the dusty floor and attend classes.
People here have begun questioning where crores of government funds spent have gone, for improving conditions in the government schools, thereby preventing children from joining private schools. Parents and locals accuse school teachers and the school management of turning a blind eye to the plight of students. Why is it so, despite crores of rupees being spent to run these schools, they do not have the basic facilities required of a school, they ask of the elected representative, school management and education department officials. They hardly get an answer.
While the education department has opened government schools in every village, it has failed to provide basic facilities like provision of desks. Well meaning schemes, like the Mid-day meals, Ksheera Bhagya, free textbooks and many other schemes have been launched by the government to attract more students towards Government schools.. However, all these schemes will come a cropper, for, if basic facilities are not provided, students will leave these schools and opt for private schools or not come forward to join at all.
The parents and locals have asked the education department assistant director H R Basappa and education officer S Revanna to look into the matter and resolve it soon.
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