Teachers in this school wear helmets in class
It is not always that you need to resort to violent ways or abstain from work in order to protest against the management. Teachers of the Zilla Parishad High School in Medak district in Hyderabad, Telangana, have devised an innovative way to draw attention of authorities towards their problem. Teachers are attending classes wearing helmets to protect themselves from the falling debris of the dilapidated school building.
“We are taking classes wearing the headgear to protect ourselves in case of any emergency … due to the dilapidated structure,” a teacher said in NDTV report.
The school is forced to conduct classes in open and declare holidays when it rains. As per reports, the arrival of monsoon has only worsened the situation with patches of walls peeling off even as ceiling continues to leak. The staff decided to protest after one of them got injured when debris from the roof fell on the person.
Meanwhile, Medak District Collector Bharati Hollikeri said that they are aware of the problem and have already written to the Directorate of School Education in this regard. “Yes, it is an old building. Engineers have been asked to inspect it… whether it requires demolition or repairs and based on their report, we will get the students shifted,” she is quoted to have said in NDTV report.
Nearly 664 students are studying in the school which houses classes from standard 6 to 10.