<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A new controversy has erupted over a government school in Thiruvallur district where girl students were forced to clean toilets. The event came days after four girl students committed suicide in Vellore after being scolded by teachers for poor performance.A video of a weeping girl student cleaning the toilets with a piece of cloth was widely circulated via WhatsApp. In the video, a girl student in uniform scrubbing a toilet floor can be heard asking another girl to fetch some water and pour it on the floor.After the suicide of four girl students on Friday, this is the third incident of teachers allegedly abusing the students that has come to light.The toilet-cleaning incident happened at the RM Jain Government Girls Higher Secondary School which has over 1,000 students. “The headmistress of the school has forced girls to clean the toilets with bare hands. If the students refuse to clean, they were asked to kneel down and were hit on the head. Most of the students were under severe stress because of the humiliation meted out to them by the headmistress,” N Dinesh, Thiruvallur district secretary of Students Federation of India who had complained to the district collector in this regard.The chief educational officer of the Thiruvallur district told DNA that his officials conducted an enquiry on the complaint and forwarded the report to the higher authorities to initiate action against the school. “We spoke to the girl students who appeared in the video. They told us that HM asked them to clean the toilets,” the official said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Lieutenant Governor Dr. Kiran Bedi on Tuesday slammed the Puducherry Government for the poor quality of education being provided to the students in the government schools.She said this after paying a surprise visit to Kasturibai Gandhi Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Bahour, where she interacted with the students of 12th grade and was surprised to see that they were not even able to frame a simple sentence correctly.She even took to her Twitter handle to express disappointment and share the picture of the school, which was poorly-maintained.“See the questions they answered and they are in 12th Standard. Is our education system not setting them up for a failure next year when they will want to join professional courses or graduation” Bedi said.Further stressing on the same, Bedi said that justice is not being done to the students with the quality of education being provided to them.“It’s exceedingly unfair for the coming generations. We have to find a solution from existing limitations and resources. I am afraid we are failing here,” she said.She even shared the picture of the government school highlighting the terrible condition of the premises.“On HLG @thekiranbedi asking 12thStd students what they would like to do after graduating, she found students ill-prepared,” Tweeted the official account of Lt. Gov. Puducherry. T
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The presence of ‘blanket worms’ at a government run girls school today triggered a scare among students prompting teachers to seek the help of fire officials to clear the insects besides declaring a holiday. Fire Services personnel cleared the school premises of the worms. When the students of the Government Girls Higher Secondary School arrived today after a four-day holiday, they noticed blanket worms in and around the building walls and in the classrooms. The insects had sneaked in from nearby trees. They reported it to the teachers and the school personnel and teachers too noticed it. “The school headmaster requested us to take action and a team of five personnel was deployed besides a mini-water tanker,” Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Station Officer S Muniyandi told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Students of a girls’ school boycotted classes and blocked a busy road today to protest against sexual harassment on the streets. Nearly 700 students of the Government Girls Higher Secondary School here came out on the roads after their morning prayers and raised slogans against the police and the administration for not taking action against men on bikes who harassed them. The protesters from the school in Bhaderwah tehsil, Doda district, said they were subjected to abusive language and were often also physically harmed. They blocked the Domail-Seri Bazaar Chobia link road, disrupting traffic for about two hours. The demonstrators alleged the police were “mute spectators” to unlawful activities” near the school. Despite several verbal and written complaints by the school administration, no action had been taken, they said. Yesterday, a speeding bike hit a XIIth standard student outside the school premises. She is being treated for serious injuries at the Bhaderwah hospital. Later, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bhadarwah, Imam Din Kichloo, along with Tehsildar Masood Ahmed and SDPO Birjesh Sharma, told the students that security would be tightened and stern action taken against the offenders. “A police party will be deployed near the school premises and two speed-breakers will also be constructed on either side of the school to check speeding bikers,” the ADC assured the students.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)