Government schools in Devagere face shortage of books

Government Heria Prathamik Pathshala 

Bangalore, 27th September:   Even after four years of complaints lodged by Government Heria Prathamik Pathshala at Devagere about shortage of books, the Karnataka State Government has not fulfilled their demands.

Although the teachers have made several verbal complaints to the Deputy Director of Public Interest (DDPI) and Block Education Office (BEO), there has been no development..  The school has not yet received the required number of books.. “It has been almost four years that the government has not provided us with the required number o f books,” says Rajnikanth, one of the teachers at the school. “Nearly six students use one book to study,” added Rajnikanth.

Suneetha, Head of Block Resource Centre Bangalore says, “Each clusters get their book distributed and it is an uneven distribution. For this, some of the schools receive fewer books.”

Nirmala,  a parent  said, “We cannot afford high fees and thus we admit our students in government schools. We expect some basic necessities like books and good education, but our children don’t get that much also.”
Hritik, studying in the seventh standard, said that it becomes difficult for them to share the books because everyone fights for the book.

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