Org questions Edn dept on mushrooming of pvt schools

[ Karda Natam ]
DAPORIJO, Nov 6: The All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union (AUSDSU) here has questioned the Education department for not keeping a check on mushrooming of private schools that do not follow government standard norms.
The AUSDSU raised the question after interacting with students studying in boarding schools run by private individuals and NGOs during an awareness campaign on health and hygiene for school children here in the district, recently.
During their visit, the union met the principals and staff involved in looking after the students, and discussed various problems of the students living in hostels.
They informed that many private schools with hostels are in pathetic condition, and operating with unhygienic kitchens and bathrooms.
The union expressed discontent with the schools and said that it was one of the main reasons for the lack of health, hygiene and quality education in the district.
During their interaction with hostel students, most students reportedly complained about the food provided by the schools.
The union claimed that “most schools are running only for business purposes and not following guidelines of the Education department properly.”
The AUSDSU has appealed to the Education department to immediately initiate legal action against all school authorities operating without due recognition and those not following minimum standards in providing proper facilities to the students.