In a shocking incident, a single-teacher school where the in-charge called two girl students into the staff room and asked them dance nude came to light in Andhra Pradesh.
The SC Colony Goverment Elemmentary School in Kurchedu mandal in Prakasam district teacher’s name is Noone Shastri and was moved to the school recently, said a Newstoday report published in Eenadu.
When a boy by name Mojesh from the school entered the room during the incident, he was beaten up by the teacher but soon the parents and conoly residents came to know about the incident and reached the school. The teacher was thrashed and handed over to the police who visited the place and placated the angry onlookers.
Mandal Education Officer Srinivasa Murthy and Headmaster of the vicinity schools Srinivasa Reddy reached the school immediately and assured the local residents that the teacher will be removed.
The fact that the school was meant for scheduled castes and the teacher belonged to the so-called forward class has left many residents upset with the still ongoing caste discrimination in the rural areas.
Known as Multi-Grade Learning Centres (MGLC), there are more than 300 single-teacher schools in the remote tribal and coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh as of 2011 but the Right to Education Act in 2012 sought to end the practice converting them into primary schools.
The Union government provided financial assistance to these schools under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) from 2003 to 2011 and handed them over the state governments later.
There are still one lakh single-teacher schools in the country, 90% of them located in rural and tribal areas, and most are government schools, according to a 2006 NIEPA report.