Jharigaon: Shortage of teaching staff at Adarsha Vidyalaya at Jharigaon village in Nabarangpur district has left the students and their parents a worried lot.
With an aim to provide quality education to the children in rural areas like Jharigaon, the school was established in 2017. Villagers were exalted at getting an Adarsha Vidyalaya in their village, thinking their children would also get quality education.
Currently, the school has 405 students studying in Class VI to X. Due to prevailing Covid-19 situation and as per the direction of the state government; students of only Classes IX and X are attending physical classes.
While the school doesn’t have a permanent principal, the posts of mathematics, social science, English, art, computer and physical education teacher are also lying vacant. The four teachers serving at the institution now are taking science, MIL, social science and music classes. While the four teachers are sharing the burden, the students are being deprived of quality education.
The parents alleged that shortage of teaching staff and lack of quality education is pushing the future of their children into darkness.
While a 100-bedded girls’ hostel building of the school is all set to be inaugurated virtually soon, the parents demanded priority should be given to fill up the vacant posts.