Students of the Jorhat Blind School boycotted classes and gathered at the Deputy Commissioner’s office complex here on Friday to lodge complaint against non-appointment of teachers for Science and Mathematics subjects.
The students of the blind school, who boycotted classes on Friday, also alleged misbehaviour by a few teachers and the school Principal.
A class X student said that the students were suffering a lot as there were no teachers in Science and Mathematics and with the onset of examinations, there was no way to clear their doubts.
The student further alleged that the teachers did not inform them beforehand about the practical examinations which were to be held in music and dance.
As a result of this, one student could not make it from Tezpur as she was informed over the telephone that she had to appear for the dance practical in the morning of the examination.
“After her arrival, the next day she was taken for the practical examination so that the school could show that nothing was amiss,” the student alleged.
Another student said that there was no librarian and that they could not access books which were locked up in almirahs.
The students said that despite several complaints no their grievances have not been addressed as a result of which they had no option but to boycott the classes.
“Our school Principal, Sangeeta Borthakur, did not come to meet us despite being informed about these matters long back,” another student complained, adding that another teacher kept fobbing them off with false assurances.
Sangeeta Bortahkur, the District Social Welfare Officer is the in-charge Principal of Jorhat Blind School.
Borthakur along with two other employees of the School, Niroda Deori and Ruby Das, met Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Virendra Mittal to apprise him of the situation.
Mittal said that the problems would be solved and that teachers from Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) would be roped in to teach Mathematics and Science subjects.
Regarding the allegation of misbehaviour by the staff members, the Deputy Commissioner said that he had asked the school Principal as well as other staff members to deal with the students in a kindly manner.