“Admissions Closed” sign board in front of Govt School!

K M Dayashankar

 

KARIMNAGAR: In a strange and rarest scene, a government primary school at Kharkhanagadda locality in the heart of Karimnagar town has erected a vinyl poster stating that “Admissions Closed”.

Elsewhere, the government schools are struggling hard for the enrollment of the students into their respective schools by organizing ‘Badi bata’ etc, this government primary school in Karimnagar town is filled to its brim with a total of 352 students including 185 boys and 167 girls.

After the reopening of school, it secured a total of 120 admissions. The fourth and fifth classes were having 90 students each, the first class 58 students, second class 65 students and third class 50 students. However, the school is having acute shortage of teachers (it has only one headmaster and five teachers) and they were unable to open another sections and forced the students to sit in one class room only.

School headmaster Badru Naik attributed the highest enrollment into their school due to location of Anganwadi and High school on the same premises. Once, a child is joined in Anganwadi centre with English medium education, the parent is confident of complete education till high school on the same premises.

They had launched the English medium education six years ago only and getting more admissions. Above all, the teachers were also dedicated in providing quality education to the students, he said and added that if the student is absent, the teachers call parents and ensure that they were regular to the school.

On the other hand, the location of school in the midst of thickly populated residential area such as Kisannagar, Kharkhanagadda etc was also giving a fillip for more admissions in government school, he maintained.

Similarly, the Government high school Kharkhanagadda on the same premises is also brimming with students. They had secured 120 new admissions this academic year and the sixth class was having 90 admissions. The problem in this high school is that they have adequate teachers, but no additional classrooms to make new sections.

It is surprising to note that the elected representatives make phone calls to the headmasters of both primary and high schools for providing admissions to the students. The GHS Kharkhanagadda was also having the Smart class room set up by MCK as part of smart city project and providing digital classes and provided students with laptop computers.

 

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