Nearly 6K schools to protest on Nov 2 over 15 de­mands

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - TE ST - Kranti Vib­hute

Ask­ing the gov­ern­ment to ful­fil their 15 de­mands, ninety per cent state board schools as­so­ci­ated with Ma­ha­rash­tra Ra­jya Shik­shan Sanstha Ma­haman­dal (MRSSM) have de­cided to protest on Novem­ber 2 by shut­ting down for a day. The Mum­bai schools will sup­port the protest but will not re­main closed due to first se­mes­ter ex­ams go­ing on.

The de­ci­sion has been taken that the man­age­ment of all state board schools will re­main closed for a day. Ac­cord­ing to MRSSM of­fi­cials, the ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment keeps on ask­ing one or the other in­for­ma­tion from schools that the teacher and prin­ci­pals don’t get time to teach. Ac­cord­ing to them this year the gov­ern­ment is­sued 526 gov­ern­ment res­o­lu­tions for schools. Dif­fer­ent direc­tions have irked the school man­age­ment and teach­ers. The gov­ern­ment is not re­cruit­ing non-teach­ing staff in schools de­spite the em­ploy­ees be­ing re­tired be­cause of which the prin­ci­pal and teach­ers have to do the work. The MRSSMl has nearly 6,000 ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tutes as­so­ci­ated.

Vi­jay Patil, Pres­i­dent, MRSSM, said, “No mat­ter there is an exam in the schools, we will ask the teach­ers to con­duct it in the ground and lock the school for a day to sup­port a protest. We are tired of re­quest­ing

the ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment author­i­ties and min­is­ters to hold a meet­ing and have a dis­cus­sion on our is­sues. But our re­quest is go­ing on deaf ears. The gov­ern­ment is giv­ing per­mis­sions for pri­vate schools to start next to aided schools. They are giv­ing any­one to run self-fi­nance schools. The teach­ers are also not paid salaries well be­cause of less grant from the gov­ern­ment. We have listed such 15 de­mands and asked the gov­ern­ment to ful­fil it.”

Some of their de­mands are re­cruit non-teach­ing staff in schools wher­ever re­quired. Im­ple­ment Right to Ed­u­ca­tion prop­erly. Give 100% grant to schools who are get­ting 20% grants. Do not give schools to run to pri­vate sec­tors.

Mum­bai Prin­ci­pals As­so­ci­a­tion, spokesper­son, Prashant Redij said, “Our as­so­ci­a­tion sup­ports MRSSM protest, but we won’t be clos­ing the school on Novem­ber 2 be­cause of ex­ams. We don’t want stu­dents to suf­fer.”

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